African American Studies - PhD

A top degree in its field, our PhD program focuses on the historical experiences of the African people in order to guide students to contribute effective analysis and interpretation of the people's past, present and future. We provide an intellectual arena for students to critically examine, analyze and interpret the experiences, traditions and dynamics of people of African descent. Our diverse faculty and community possess a deep commitment to encouraging students to pursue a self-directed study of African people. The department aims for the graduates of our PhD program to be prepared to engage in a diverse range of intellectual issues that affect the lives of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora.