Africana Studies

The Senior Program

The Senior Program in Africana studies is a culminating intellectual experience in which students integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the first three years. At its center is the senior project, an interdisciplinary project that leads to a thesis, performance or exhibition. The project is carried out under the close supervision of the thesis advisor in consultation with other faculty members.

Recent projects in Africana studies include:

  • The Disproportionate Placement of Black Students in Special Education: A Legacy of Systematic Inequalities in American Education
  • Enough: Toni Morrison and the Black American Experience
  • Racial Profiling, Police Brutality, and the Policing of Black Communities
  • Examining Chappelle’s Show: Social Commentary and Performing ‘Blackness’