Welcome to Africana Studies!

Welcome to Spring 2018! Be in touch with faculty advisers! Click the website menu links for more information about completing your BA degree in Africana Studies. Read the "Forms" and "Program" pages.






We are the first Department of Black/ Africana Studies. Please see our History to find out more. 

  • Visit our Chair's Message, Mission and Journal pages to learn more about Africana Studies at SF State.
  • Visit our Programs page to find out more about courses, advising and requirements for majors and minors.
  • Visit our Forms page to obtain helpful forms.
  • Visit the People to contactly faculty, staff, students and alumni.
  • Our Department regularly hosts faculty, community partners and other guests to nurture student engagement and professional development through workshops, collaborative events and our distinguished lecture series, Mbongi. We look forward to seeing you at one of these dynamic dialogues in addition to our historic semi-annual luncheon for students (November, February) and at the Jabulani rites-of-passage during the graduation ceremonies in May.


Alicia Garza is the 2017 Distinguished Graduate Awardee and Honors Hood Recipient.


Richard Polote is the 2016 recipient of the University's Undergraduate Honors.

Africana studies major Richard Polotoe receives honors and delivers speech at 2016 Commencement at AT&T Park SF

This page features links to our most current announcements and events.

Events and Announcements

The Black Unity Center will show the film, "The Black Candle" and lead a discussion about the Nguzo Saba (the seven principles of Kwanzaa).

Dr. Derethia Duval

Come and enjoy a workshop about you... and dealing with stress before finals get intense! Learn how to channel nervous energy for the end of the semester.

Mr. Brumfield

Join us to learn about graffiti writing culture, its ancient origins, and the state of the arts as Mr. Brumfield demonstrates on a wall in the Black Unity Center!!!