Welcome to Africana Studies!

Join us in celebrating the dawn of our discipline and the eve of 50th Anniversary of the first Department of Black/ Africana Studies  on a four-year university campus!! Check our calendar and social media for programs and events.

 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

Join Us! February 22, 2018 for Chicken & Juice. Location: Ethnic Studies/Psychology Building Room 116 Time: 12:30pm to 2pm Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options Available

Wastewater Treatment is the process of turning water that is considered unusable, into usable water.

The Black Business Student Association will be hosting as Black Resource Fair