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African Studies

African Studies Program


Program Overview

The African studies program promotes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Africa through a range of programs, activities, and courses. Students are exposed to Africa, its environment, the people, and the various historical, social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of the continent. The program has established links with local, regional, and international educators and institutions worldwide. The program provides students with opportunities to study in institutions in Africa. 

Dr. Evelyn Phillips
Department of Anthropology
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: (860) 832-2617

African Studies Committee

Evelyn Phillips, Ph.D., Anthropology - African Studies Coordinator

Felton Best, Ph.D., Philosophy

Walton Brown Foster, Ph.D., Political Science

James Buxton, M.F.A., Art

Sherinatu Fafunwa-Ndibe, Ph.D., Art - Africana Center Coordinator

Gloria Emeagwali, Ph.D., History

Maxine Howell, Ed.D., Teacher Education

Shelly Jones, Ph.D., Mathematics

Beverly Johnson, Ph.D., English

Peter Kyem, Ph.D., Geography

Seunghun Lee, Ph.D., English

Peter LeMaire, Ph.D., Physics

Segun Odesina, Ph.D., Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology

Warren Perry, Ph.D., Anthropology - Africana Center Coordinator

Sheri Sogunro, Ph.D., Mathematics

Janet Woodruff, Anthropology


Major in International Studies with a Concentration in African Studies - 39 Credits

Minor in African Studies - 18 Credits

Graduate (MS) in International Studies with a Specialization in African Studies - 30 Credits


Study Abroad Opportunities

Students in the African Studies program can apply to study abroad at any of the institutions listed below. For more information about studying abroad and for a full list of CCSU’s partner and affiliate universities worldwide, please visit the CIE.

Ghana: University of Education at Winneba (Winneba)