Welcome to the Africana Studies Program

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The Africana Studies Program (previously the Ethnic Studies Program) offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that contains cross-cultural courses about the experiences of African peoples all over the world, American Indians in the United States, and other ethnic groups in American society.

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General Catalogs
Africana Studies Program description and objectives, career opportunities, degree requirements, course descriptions.

Schedule of Courses
Current and upcoming course offerings - available through the Fresno State Web Portal

Contact Information

Dr. De Anna Reese, Program Coordinator
Science Building, Room 182
Phone: 559.278.2832

Mailing Address: 2555 E. San Ramon M/S SB 69
Fresno CA 93740-8034
Phone: 559.278.2832
Fax: 559.278.7268
Email: dreese@csufresno.edu

Job Announcement

The Africana Studies Program in the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank with a Fall 2017 start date. We seek a general specialist with a research emphasis in Western/Central African culture on the continent or in the African Diaspora including Africanity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Teaching responsibilities will include lower and upper division courses and multiple course sections in general education. Finalists will be required to submit a minimum of three current letters of recommendation, (dated within the last 12 months), a statement of teaching philosophy and official transcripts. [For more information see: http://jobs.fresnostate.edu/]

For inquiries, contact: Dr. T. Hasan Johnson, Search Committee Chair: THJohnson@csufresno.edu  

Upcoming Events

"Yes...we did!: A Panel Discussion on the Legacy of President Barack Obama". Come join us as we look back and celebrate the last eight years of the nation’s first black President. Panel discussants will include Fresno State alumni and students. A question and answer period will follow. For more information, contact the Africana Studies Program at (559) 278-2832.

MondayFebruary 6th in Library Room 2206 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Martin Luther King Jr./Gunnar Myrdal Lecture Series and the Organization of American Historians present Dr. Brenda Stevenson.

Professor and Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History at UCLA, Stevenson is an expert on race and gender, U.S. race riots, and southern and African-American history during the colonial and antebellum eras. The title of her presentation is "Images of Diverse Womanhood in Late Twentieth-Century Urban America". Please join us on MondayFebruary 27th Time from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Leon S. and Pete Peters Educational Center.