Africana Studies

Africana Studies

Greetings from the Chair

Professor Marquita Gammage, CSUN Department of Africana StudiesHabari Gani! It is an honor to serve as Chair of one of the oldest and largest Black Studies departments in the nation. We are cultivating an intellectual environment grounded in the histories, cultures, and worldview of African people that seeks to activate the strengths of our students and their communities.

Through our degree programs, curriculum and programming, we aim to raise students' and scholars' critical race consciousness and cultural literacy to challenge systemic racism, anti-Blackness and inequities. We also offer a wealth of community engagement and empowerment opportunities.

Consider taking a course with us. Also, explore the benefits of majoring or minoring in Africana Studies. Our Majors gain:

  1. Cultural intelligence and critical race literacy & consciousness
  2. Preparation for culturally appropriate civic engagement
  3. Africana literary and cultural competence
  4. Knowledge and skills in Africana research methodologies and methods for studying people of African descent
  5. Training in advocacy for social change and social justice

We remain committed to the wellbeing of our students, their families and communities. Establishing and maintaining partnerships with local, national and international communities are vital to our success.

As we begin the start of a new semester, we strive to advance academic excellence, liberatory scholarship, and community empowerment.

Welcome to the Africana Studies Department,

Dr. Marquita Gammage,
Full Professor and Chair

Featured Events

Food Drive Supporting the CSUN Food Pantry

Monday, October 31, 2022 - 8:00am to Friday, November 4, 2022 - 11:59pm

CSUN College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Locally Engaged, Globally Prepared

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, CSUN Police Department K-9 Unit, CSUN Police Department, Office of Faculty Affairs, and Student Housing & Residential Life are sponsoring a Food Donation Drive for the CSUN Food Pantry. Read more

Fall 2022: Bi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Poster Session

Friday, December 2, 2022 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Pastor Charles Humphrey

Please join us for the Fall 2022 Bi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Poster Session. The theme for this semester's event is Re-evaluating Your God-given Purpose: RAFT (Responsibility, Accountability, Faithfulness and Transparency), with special guest, Pastor Charles Humphrey. Read more

AFRS Students Tell us about your Accomplishments!

We invite Africana Studies students to take a short survey about your academic and personal accomplishments.