You will find a transdisciplinary and cross-cultural department with an innovative and visionary curriculum. As a major you will become familiar with the central questions and debates in the field, so you focus on five geographic areas – Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Latin America and Europe – and the links between them.
Jorett Joseph ’15 says she could not have foreseen the experiences and studies she would embrace at Hamilton College, among them an Africana studies major and grant-funded research. She expected to major in government but fell in love with Africana studies and majored in both.More >>
It’s an ambitious, tailor-made agenda: travel to Brasil, South Africa, Ghana, Jamaica and England to conduct a cross-cultural exploration of mental health care for people with psychiatric disorders. That’s the plan for Kayla Cody ’15’s first year after graduation and it reflects both her majors – Africana studies and psychology. “That’s why my project is so special to me ¬– because it combines my passion for psychology/adolescent mental health and my passion for learning about the experiences and cultures of Black/African diasporic communities throughout the world,” says Cody from Brasil, where she began her work.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in Africana studies are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: