Since the late 1960s, when Oberlin College created a Black Studies Department that evolved into today’s Africana Studies department, the college has offered a socially relevant education that has received national recognition. Students explore key aspects of black life in Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, and the Americas.

For works prior to the 2013-2014 academic year, please see the African American Studies Collection.


Browse the Africana Studies Collections:

Africana Studies Faculty Publications

Africana Studies Student Scholarship