• Commencement 2018

    Africana Studies major and Banner Carrier Alexa Laboy '18 with Profs. Scott Hancock and Hakim Williams

  • Gondwe2018

    Edward Baptist delivers 12th annual Gondwe lecture: "White Predators: Hunting African Americans For Profit, From the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act to Lee’s 1863 Invasion of Pennsylvania.”

  • Williams Social Change

    Dr. Williams takes his education for social change class to DC where they visited the capital city pcs to see a social justice curriculum in action

  • Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and students following lecture on Grassroots Activism

    Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and students following lecture on Grassroots Activism

  • Celebrating 30 years

    Celebrating 30 years of Africana Studies at Gettysburg College. Read More.

Celebrating 30 Years: 1986 – 2016

Africana Studies Program

Africana Studies combines a traditional liberal arts perspective with interdisciplinary skills of investigation, analysis, and communication for students of all backgrounds.

Africana Studies offers both a major and a minor.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Alumni Spotlight

Robia Smith-Herman '11

Majors: Psychology and Africana Studies 

Robia came to Gettysburg for the same reason that countless other students did: it felt like the right place to live and study for the next four years of her life. She majored in Africana Studies and Psychology, which started her on her career path to the mental health field. After graduating, Robia accepted a position as a Lead Clinician at NorthEast Treatment Centers, a dual diagnosis and treatment facility. She is currently a primary therapist at the Renfrew Center in Randor, PA, an eating disorder treatment facility, and is also a licensed social worker for the state of Pennsylvania. Robia’s liberal arts education gave her the foundation and flexibility to pursue and succeed in a wide range of potential careers. Her advice to current students is to take advantage of the career resources available through Gettysburg College, from internships and job shadows to networking dinners in order to learn, connect, and gain experience.

Faculty Author Video Series

Prof. Jennifer Bloomquist discusses her linguistics research.

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