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Meet the Spring 2017 Acting Chair for the department Dr. Magdalena Barrera


I am honored to have the opportunity to join the AFAM department for Spring 2017. My office hours are Mondays 10:00-11:45am and Tuesdays 2:00-4:00pm; you can reserve an appointment at If cannot make it during these hours, please suggest another meeting time via email and I'll do my best to accommodate your request. My office is located in Clark 231B (two doors down from rear elevator).

If you would like to declare a major or minor in African American Studies, please bring a copy of your unofficial transcript to our meeting.


Prof. Barrera

The Reading Program book selection for 2016-2017 is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

 Course Offerings for Fall 2017


*subject to change



Travel by Volunteering 

Opportunity to Co-lead a Group of Students on an Overseas Volunteer Project Summer 2017 see a video on this project here.