Africana Studies

Kirsten Pai Buick, Chair
4023 Mesa Vista Hall
MSC06 3730
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-001
(505) 277-5644

Charles E. Becknell, Jr., Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Sonia Gipson-Rankin, J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
Natasha Howard, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Jamal Martin, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Kadeshia Mathews, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Admasu Shunkuri, Ph.D., University of Kansas


Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary major degree-granting program which provides to the University community the African-American perspective to issues relevant to the education of all people, especially African Americans, for the 21st century. Some of the program courses are cross-listed with Political Science, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies, American Studies, English, Communication and Journalism and other departments. All of these courses may be taken toward a degree, substitutes for required courses may be made with prior approval of the student’s major department, or as electives.

The Charlie Morrisey Research Hall

Charles E. Becknell, Jr., Director

The Charlie Morrisey Research Hall is a repository of documents including photographs, rare books and artifacts documenting the presence of Africans and African-Americans in New Mexico in particular and the Southwest in general. Presently, the CMR Hall has more than 4,000 photographs, books and other documents.

The CMR Hall also organizes public lectures and panel discussions. These lectures and panels address the presence and contributions of Africans and African-Americans to the Southwest. Periodically, the CMR Hall organizes major exhibitions of its rare photographs and other artifacts. Interested organizations may request rental of the CMR Hall’s traveling exhibition of The Charlie Morrisey collections of rare photographs and artifacts.


AFST 1110. Introduction to Africana Studies. (3)

AFST 1120. Race in the Digital Age. (3)

AFST 1996. Topics. (1-6, no limit Δ)

AFST 2110. African American History. (3)

AFST 2140. Black Women in the African Diaspora. (3)

AFST 2996. Topics. (1-6, no limit Δ)

AFST 303. Black Liberation and Religion. (3)

AFST 307. African Diaspora in the Southwest. (3)

AFST 309. Black Politics. (3)

AFST 315. Race and the Law. (3)

AFST 322. Africana Study Abroad. (1-6 to a maximum of 9 Δ)

AFST 329. Introduction to African Politics. (3)

AFST 333. Black Political Theory. (3)

AFST 340. Race and Globalization. (3)

AFST 345. Foundations in Critical Race Theory. (3)

AFST 360. The Harlem Renaissance. (3)

AFST 380. African Literature. (3)

AFST 381. African-American Literature II. (3)

AFST 385. The African World. (3)

AFST 388. Blacks in Latin America. (3)

AFST 391. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)

AFST 395. Education in Colonial Africa. (3)

AFST 396. Emancipation and Equality. (3)

AFST *397. Interdisciplinary Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)

AFST 398. Africana Philosophy and Methods. (3)

AFST 453. African American Art. (3)

AFST *495. Topics in Africana Studies. (1-3 to a maximum of 24 Δ)

AFST 498. Research Seminar. (3)

SWAH 1110 [101]. Swahili I. (3)

SWAH 1120 [102]. Swahili II. (3)

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