Rutgers, Africana Studies

The Center for Race and Ethnicity’s African Diaspora conference

A one-day conference titled “Emerging Directions in African and African-American Diaspora Studies” was organized by the Center for Race and Ethnicity, the Africana Studies Department, and other units at Rutgers as part of the 40th Anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Africana Studies Department at Rutgers. The conference brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines to reflect on the achievements of Africana Studies in creating new spaces of intellectual inquiry, as well as deliberating on the future of the field.


  • Click here for the Center for Race and Ethnicity's newsletter on the program


undergraduate students

Core Faculty


40th Anniversary

40 anniversary

Important Words

  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    "There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heart break, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."