About The Department
The Department of African American Studies becomes an intellectual arena in which students learn to critically examine, analyze, interpret and affect the experiences, traditions, and dynamics of people of African descent, and by extension, to develop a fuller understanding of humankind.
The Department’s guiding philosophy is African-centered in that we believe that an understanding of the specific cultural and historical experiences of a people must guide and inform any productive analysis and interpretation of that people’s past and present, and must guide any viable directives that are offered for their future.
- Recent News11 Aug 2016Dr. Sonja Peterson-Lewis has taken a sabbatical leave for the academic year, 2016-17. She will be re...
- Temple University 2004 African American Studies PHD, Dr. Virgilette Nzingha Gaffin Receives Recognition12 Apr 2016Temple University 2004 African American Studies PHD, Dr. Virgilette Nzingha Gaffin Receives Recognit...