Welcome to Africana Studies!

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. 

We look forward to seeing you at our dynamic faculty lectures, scuh as Mbongi. In addition, don't miss our semi-annual luncheon in February or the Jabulani rites-of-passage during the graduation ceremonies in May. Click the titles of "Events and Announcements" for more information.

Events and Announcements

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Mbongi is a Kikongo word that refers to the coming together of community members to explain and describe the issues and challenges faced by the community and to explore an

photograph of Shawn Ginwright infront of bookcase and awards in office

Shawn Ginwright's Mbongi, "Radical Healing in Schools and Communities," will include a presentation and discussion

Dr. Jackson Mbongi Talk flier: Healing from Memetic Infection

The Africana Studies Lecture Series, the Mbongi Talks, welcomes Dr. Tony Jackson on Thursday, February 26 at 11am in the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 116.

photograph of Dr. Joy De Gruy from her website "Be the Healing"

The College of Ethnic Studies invites the campus community to hear a presentation by Joy DeGruy, Candidate for The Robert Corrigan Visiting Professor position in the College of Ethnic Studies at Sa