Want to Major in Africana Studies?
If you wish to Major in Africana Studies, you would declare an Interdisciplinary Programs Major with a concentration in Africana Studies. Questions? Call the department office phone at 865-974-5052.
Get to know the Africana Studies Undergraduate experience through participating in campus organizations. Africana Studies’ Organizations Advisors, Fatuma Guyo and Walter Isaac.
Fatuma Guyo, Ph.D.
Fatuma Guyo is a historian of twentieth-century Africa with a specialization in East African history. Her teaching and research interests lies at the intersection of Pre-colonial and Colonial History; Borderland History; Policy History; Women and Gender History; Oral History, and Democratization and Social Change. Dr. Guyo teaches Introduction to African Studies, AFST 235 and 236 courses. Dr. Guyo serves as the Faculty adviser for the African Student Association (ASA).
Walter Isaac, Ph.D.
Walter R. Isaac is a scholar, public intellectual and African American rabbi of Palestinian descent. He has for many years worked as a mentor and direct advocate for LGBTQ teens, school-age boys of color, Jewish youth and victims of urban violence. He is a specialist in intercultural student affairs and university campus dialogue, particularly on issues of systemic racism, sex/gender discrimination, and the politics of Israel/Palestine. Dr. Isaac will be working with students to re-establish the Africana Studies Students Association (ASSA). Please contact Dr. Isaac, if you are interested in joining the organization.
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