African and African American Studies

The African/African-American Studies Program (AFA) at Eastern Kentucky University offers students the opportunity to engage with the histories, stories, and experiences of Africans and peoples of African descent around the world. These often-overlooked narratives can help us makes sense of a globalized world, present-day socio-political issues in the US, and our own identities.

The program currently offers a minor or certificate to EKU students. Our faculty members are drawn from diverse academic fields and backgrounds, and offer a wide range of  classes (see our Spring 2016 offerings here). We are committed to encouraging student research and community involvement beyond the classroom.