Africana Studies

Upcoming Events:

Veteran's Day Program

When: Saturday November 8, 2014
Where: New Mexico Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come participate in our inaugural Veterans Day program and help us honor African American veterans in the city of Albuquerque:

  • Presentation of Colors by the Buffalo Soldiers Society of New Mexico
  • Viewing: Men of Bronze (short version)
  • Presentation & Awards Ceremony by Dr. Robert Jefferson, Director of Africana Studies, UNM and Author of Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in WWII and Postwar America

2014 Veteran's DayFor more information, please contact :
Dr. Charles E. Becknell, Jr.

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Faculty Research Talk

Belinda Wallace “Mapping the Meta-Colonial:  Queer Deliverance and the Afra-Caribbean Body”

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Where: Faculty-Staff Club, 1923 Las Lomas (just North of the Anderson School of Management)
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

Cash bar and snacks provided by Academic Affairs.  

Home of African American and African Diaspora Studies at UNM

Liberation • Self-Determination • Service


We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For
                                                     ~ Alice Walker

The Africana Studies Program at UNM uses an interdisciplinary approach to uncover and examine the historical, political and cultural experiences of peoples of Africa and of African descent in the American Southwest, and across the globe! We are committed to encouraging students of all races and ethnicities to think critically about the function of race within individuals, institutions and societies and simultaneously facilitate heightened awareness of issues surrounding social justice and community/service.

Students Speak Up Kyran Worrell, Africana Studies Major, Business Studies Minor

Students Speak Up Avicra Luckey, Multimedia Journalism Major, Africana Studies Minor

"Child Soldiers in Africa: From Degradation to Reintegration" Stephen L. Bishop, Global Threats, UNM International Studies Institute (2010)

"Two Fights, One Cause" Sonia Gipson Rankin (2009)

"Black History Month Kickoff Brunch at UNM" Hill Harper, Black History Month at UNM (2013)

2013 UNM Africana Studies "Person of the Year" Cathryn McGill

UNM recruiting African American Students KOAT-TV

Black Panther founder and former UNM faculty member David Hilliard C-SPAN