Africology and African American Studies

The College of Liberal Arts' Department of Africology and African American Studies presents students with an ongoing synthesis of the best research and scholarship on historical, cultural, scientific and economic issues confronting African people. Students gain and expand a new worldview based on the African diaspora and African American experiences. With people of African descent living across the globe, and the Department of Africology and African American Studies exposes students to their diversity of racial, national, ethnic and social issues.

African American Studies at the College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Africology and African American Studies attracts and produces world-class scholars in our discipline, and we have more African American students than any other university in the Northeast. We constantly seek to expand links with the local, national and international African community; our focus is trans-generational, transcontinental and interdisciplinary. Our faculty edits the Journal of Black Studies, the top peer-reviewed publication in our academic discipline. Students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to engage in service learning, internships and studying abroad—including a summer program in Ghana. Our courses and programs are Afrocentric, meaning that our students explore academic topics from the standpoint of African agency.

Department of Africology and African American Studies

811 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
liberal-arts-africology-african-american-studies@temple.edu
(215) 204-8491

Department Chair

Molefi Kete Asante
809 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA, 19122

Administrator

Belinda Wilson
821 Ritter Annex
(215) 204-0472
bwilson@temple.edu