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University of Massachusetts Department of Africana Studies

Africana Studies Department

The Africana Studies Department is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of inquiry which is focused upon the social and cultural histories, politics, literatures, economics, environment, and psychology of African Diasporas' people in the Americas, Africa, and the Caribbean. Its broad educational goal is to document and disseminate a specialized body of knowledge about the Pan-African experience with a special emphasis on human equality in American society.


Why UMass Boston?

UMass Boston students helped build a water system and conducted a dental hygiene workshop in Peru during their spring break.

Beacon Voyages for Service

Gives UMass Boston students the opportunity to go on service trips all over the world

“I urge everyone to go on an alternative break trip. The trips offer so many invaluable lessons. “

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