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Interesting research created by our Africana Studies students:


Department of Africana Studies’

2014 Summer Study Abroad Program to Ghana, West Africa
July 6 – August 4

  • Participants will earn 4 credits of AFST 495 (Field Research in Africana Studies).
  • We especially encourage applications from current K-12 educators in Maryland, from undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in becoming K-16 educators, and others currently enrolled in teacher certification programs.
  • Current Maryland K-12 teachers may be eligible for funding from their local school districts.

For more information, download this pdf.


Meet a research student:

Benefits for Africana Studies students:

  • Work with a faculty member
  • Experience hands-on research
  • Reinforce classroom learning
  • Prepare for work or graduate school
  • Travel to national conferences
  • Receive grant funding
  • Publish independent research

So, what are you doing next summer?

Get started today!

Africana Studies Council of Majors

Mahelet Gennenes

For more information, check out this department's website:

Africana Studies

For more information:
Janet McGlynn at or 410-455-5754