Africana Studies

Join our vibrant community and explore the rich diversity of African and African American social, cultural, political, and historical development.

102A Lippitt Hall, 5 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Events and Programs


Black S/Heroes Matter

Come see our exhibit “Black S/Heroes Matter” on display all semester in Lippitt Hall. The exhibit features portraits of remarkable black individuals, our s/heroes.

Save the Dates – Fall 2016 Events

We’re excited to be back for a new year at URI and we have an exciting year planned at Africana Studies.  Details will be updated throughout the semester, but make sure to save the dates! October Monday 3rd – Thursday, 6th Africana Studies OPEN HOUSE 10AM-2PM 102 Lippitt Hall Monday 3rd – Reception and Book […]

Faculty and Staff Meeting Dates

Faculty and Staff Meeting Dates

Faculty and staff meetings will be the first Thursday of each month in room 203 of the Multicultural Student Services Center beginning at noon. Thursday October 6th Noon-1:30PM 203 Multicultural Student Services Center Thursday November 3rd Noon-1:30PM 203 Multicultural Student Services Center Thursday December 1st Noon-1:30PM 203 Multicultural Student Services Center

Philosophy of the Encounter, Sept. 29, 2PM

Philosophy of the Encounter, Sept. 29, 2PM

Join Us for the showing and discussion of Philosophy of the Encounter by Professor Kendall Moore on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 2PM in the Hardge Forum, Multicultural Student Services Center Dr. Gitahi Gititi, interviewed in the film, will join in the screening. Professor Moore’s film explores race, racism, and trauma. For more information about the film visit […]

Lecture by Professor Thelwell, Sept. 26 4PM

Professor Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, founding Chair of the W. E. B. DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, will be visiting the URI campus on this Monday, Sept. 26. Please join us at 4 PM in the Hardge Forum in the Multicultural Student Services Center. This lecture is a part of the URI […]

President Dooley Visits Ghana

President Dooley Visits Ghana

See our interview with President Dooley about URI’s partnership with Ghana’s University of Cape Coast!

Grant Farred’s Lecture

Grant Farred’s Lecture

Don’t miss the write up of guest speaker Grant Farred’s lecture: “‘Negro’ and the American Condition,” written by URI English graduate student Jenny Platz.

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