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The Africana Studies Program at the University of New Mexico gives students of all races, ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds a full understanding of the global linkages between peoples of Africa and other African descended people in the Southwest, the contiguous United States, and throughout the Black Diaspora in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Africana Studies provides an excellent university experience in a discipline that investigates African descended peoples' experiences from the perspective of their interests, aspirations, possibilities, and envisioned destinies.

News and Upcoming Events

New Black Creative Writing Course - Spring 2019
November 12, 2018

AFST 297: Introduction to Black Creative Writing, a new course taught by faculty, Naima Yael Tokunow will be offered by the UNM Africana Studies program coming Spring 2019. This class will be focused …

Cortez Williams Lecture Series - Spring 2019
October 29, 2018

Cortez Williams Lecture Series 2019 Poster

Coming Spring 2019, the annual Cortez Williams Lecture Series brings four seasoned speakers in issues of black culture and Africana Studies to UNM. Beginning with a keynote speech for the Black Histor…