Barnard College Elevates Africana Studies to Department Status

barnardBarnard College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City, has elevated its African Studies Program to a full academic department. The program was established in 1992 and focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to a study of Africa and the Black Diaspora.

Debora Spar, president of Barnard College, stated, “This is one of the strongest places in the country for doing Africana studies. Africana studies at Barnard is vital, it’s growing, and it’s really core to much of what we do here.”

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