Want to Minor in Africana Studies?
Welcome to the Minor in Africana Studies. Please explore the links found below. If you have any questions, call the department office phone at 865-974-5052. Note: If you are declaring the AFST as a Minor you may be close to getting an AFST Major. There are also courses in other disciplines that may be petitioned to count towards your major. Please check with your advisor, and follow the instructions here.
Get to know the Africana Studies Undergraduate 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.
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.
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