The Department of Africana Studies loves its alumni! Please stay in touch with us by reading our newsletters and joining us at our many events. We also hope you’ll share your news with us so we can pass it on. Questions? Call the department office phone at 865-974-5052.
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Our biannual newsletter covers the work of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni, here on campus, regionally, nationally, and internationally. We love covering the range of work being done in the Department of Africana Studies, and covering the wonderful events that spring from our department. We also love covering news from our alumni, so be sure to keep us up to date on your work as well.
Join Us at Events
Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary field. As such, our events involve a range of exciting options like art exhibits, music, lectures, and panel discussions. All to do with African peoples, the African Diasporas as well as the traditions, history, ideas, and innovations of the African Americans who have been instrumental in the emergence of Africana Studies programs in the United States.
A double major in Africana Studies and English (’19), Monica Brashears has published her debut novel House of Cotton (Flatiron Books, 2023).