Muhlenberg’s Africana Studies Program intertwines scholarship and activism in pursuit of building an equitable world.

Our interdisciplinary courses and extracurricular events center and celebrate the vibrant histories, cultures, and contributions of Black populations around the world and offer robust discussions of the history of anti-Black racism and its contemporary reverberations.

The Africana Studies Program uses anti-racist, intersectional frameworks to prepare students from all backgrounds to identify and dismantle racist systems; contribute to our diverse world in ethical, transformative ways; and embark upon a variety of career paths and life experiences equipped to be empathetic, innovative global citizens who are committed to imagining and implementing positive social change.

Meet our Director and Associate Director

Dr. Emanuela Kucik

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Director, Africana Studies

Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies

Co-Director, Graduate School Preparatory Program (with Dr. Giancarlo Cuadra)

emanuelakucik@muhlenberg.edu

Dr. Connie Wolfe

Co-Director of Africana Studies program.

Associate Director, Africana Studies

Associate Professor of Psychology

conniewolfe@muhlenberg.edu

Meet our Jointly-Appointed Faculty

Dr. Emanuela Kucik

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Director, Africana Studies

Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies

Co-Director, Graduate School Preparatory Program (with Dr. Giancarlo Cuadra)

emanuelakucik@muhlenberg.edu

Dr. Justin Preddie

Assistant professor of Psychology and Africana Studies.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies

Meet our Affiliate Faculty

NameDepartment
Professor Jacqueline Antonovich History
Professor Maura Finkelstein Anthropology
Professor Margo Hobbs Art
Professor Randall Smith Dance
Professor Francesca Coppa English
Professor Lynda Yankaskas History
Professor Sarah Runcie History
Professor Rita Chesterton Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professor Ioanna Chatzidimitriou Languages, Literatures, Cultures
Professor Paul McEwan Media/Communications
Professor Eileen McEwan Languages, Literatures, Cultures
Professor Simon Salazar Media/Communications
Professor Tiffany Montoya Philosophy, CFD Fellow
Professor Kaku Archana Political Science, CFD Fellow
Professor Mohsin Hashim Political Science
Professor Sharon Albert Religion Studies
Professor James Peck Theatre
Professor Brooke Vick
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion
Psychology 
Professor Elena FitzPatrick Sifford Art

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Contact Information
Director
Emanuela Kucik
Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies
emanuelakucik@muhlenberg.edu
484-664-3315
Associate Director
Connie Wolfe
Associate Professor of Psychology
conniewolfe@muhlenberg.edu
484-664-3686

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