The Department of Transnational Studies

Graduate

African & African American Studies
University at Buffalo, North Campus
1004 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260-4680

Phone: 716.645.2082
Fax: 716.645.5976

Director of Graduate Studies
Donald Grinde, PhD
1005 Clemens Hall
(716) 645-0828
dgrinde@buffalo.edu

African & African American Studies has a diversified and strong undergraduate program. We hope to expand the number of students whom we teach and graduate as majors.

African & African American Studies has in recent years participated in the Masters of Arts in the Humanities degree program. In the near future African & African American Studies will develop its own Masters of Arts degree program. This will fill a major void, because of the scarcity of programs at the graduate level in New York and nationwide.

African & African American Studies is one of UB’s most important fields of study that is devoted to curricular programs concerning areas that are historically disadvantaged, underprivileged, and underserved. Consequently, African & African American Studies has an obligation to help the rest of the University to be sensitive to justice and equity issues as a way of realizing UB’s mission goal.

African & African American Studies plans to increase the national and international scholarly reputations of its faculty by supporting grantsmanship, research, and publishing opportunities.