diverse group of students

Africana Studies at URI is an interdisciplinary program that draws on the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Its wide range of courses explore the history, culture, politics, and economics of people of African origin, particularly those who live in the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The program also functions as a center for the investigation of intercultural processes and development during this critical period in global relations, and as a resource for the community as it responds to the growing need to broaden the conversation about race in America.

Related Programs and Student Organizations

Multicultural Student Services Center
Center for Non-Violence and Peace Studies
Black Scholars Program

Cape Verdean Student Association (CVSA)
Student Alliance for the Welfare of Africa (SAWA)
Student Association for the Advancement of Haitian People (SAAHP)
Uhuru Sasa

Sponsored Events

  • Black History Month
  • Africa Week
  • MLK Day
  • The URI Committee for the Commemoration & Study of Slavery in Rhode Island (CCSSRI)

Study Abroad Opportunities

  • Ghana
  • Cape Verde