The Center for African American Studies office will be closed

December 21, 2017- January 2, 2018

African American Studies

The African American Studies Program at Wesleyan offers a dynamic interdisciplinary approach to the study of people of African descent in the Black Atlantic world, especially in the United States and in the Caribbean.  The major enables undergraduates to bring the methodologies, theories, and insights of diverse disciplines to bear on their studies of the history, literature, politics, culture, and art of peoples of African descent.  Courses, which range from seminars to larger discussion classes, are informed by theoretical and empirical approaches and explore topics such as conceptualizations of race, issues of race and identity, as well as the social structures, cultural traditions, and political realities of Africans in the Diaspora.  

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The Center for African American Studies, houses the African American Studies Program and faculty offices, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, and the Vanguard Lounge.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

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