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.
  • This year, our Department is hosting several faculty for the purpose of candidate review and related campus lectures, in addition to our Departmental lecture series, Mbongi. We look forward to seeing you at one of these dynamic faculty lectures, in addition to our semi-annual luncheon for students in February and at the Jabulani rites-of-passage during the graduation ceremonies in May.

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

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

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

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“Each One of Us Is Nothing More, nor Less, Than a Cosmological Being”:  A Cosmological-Interactive Self Framework for Interpreting Africana Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Ident

Join us Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 2pm in EP 116 for "Gendered Racial Identity among Black Women: A Discussion beyond Race" by Martinque K. Jones

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Locating Africa: Diasporic Consciousness, Proximity, and Perspective within the African World explores how the presence of the African diaspora has altered the perceived