Africana Studies

This second annual convention will highlight the everyday experiences of Black Germans through panel discussions, performances and film.

Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation exploring how food shapes culture and politics.

SNEAK PREVIEW: Faculty panelists offer insights from their research.

The award-winning novelist and Barnard alumna, Edwidge Danticat, returns to campus as the first speaker in the Africana Studies Program's Distinguished Alumnae series.

For The New York Times, Assistant Professor of French Kaiama Glover reviewed the book Harlem: A Century in Images.

The Harlem Semester Engages Students With Harlem’s Rich History in New Ways

The class “Romare Bearden: Home is Harlem” was taught in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Students in the class “Freestyle and Displacement in Contemporary Art Practices” explored their own subjectivities in ways that intersected with the concepts examined by the artists in the museum.

Nineteen students spent the spring semester exploring how James Baldwin’s work examined “the changing geography of Harlem around race, sexuality, gender, religion, and American power."

In 2017, Barnard will offer a class in partnership with the Apollo called “Black Women, Performance, and the Politics of Style.”

Students pored over personal diaries, typescript manuscripts, and photo albums from the poet, playwright, novelist, and black feminist Ntozake Shange ’70 as part of a course on digital storytelling.