“You can go anywhere with a concentration in Africana studies. For me, it's opened doors for me in the world of media."
— Miesha Agrippa '20
Philosophy and Mission
The Brown University department of Africana Studies is dedicated to the critical examination of the theoretical, historical, literary, and artistic developments of the various cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Our commitment to rigorous scholarship and robust student development and community empowerment is grounded in a truly global understanding of the reach and implications of the Africana world. The department is an institutional member of the National Council of Black Studies.