Ohio University

African American Studies Department

With an African American Studies Degree...

African American Studies

Students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow—the foundation to understanding the world, how it functions, their responsibilities and opportunities in the world, and how to have an impact on the world, globally and locally.

Into Hip Hop

Into Hip Hop

Dr. Akil Houston is a filmmaker, DJ, social critic, and one of the nation's most authentic Hip-Hop scholars.

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Defeat Ignorance

Shedding light on female agency, which has been historically overlooked.

At Work

At Work

As a labor historian, Dr. Robin Muhammad studies workers, their communities and their political institutions.

Beyond Harlem

Beyond Harlem

Dr. Gary E. Holcomb is an internationally recognized scholar of the Harlem Renaissance, Queer Black Marxism, transnational and transatlantic modernism, and Black countercultural literature.

In America

In America

African American cultural products are one of the United States' major exports and a major component of America's popular culture.

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On Health Care

Dr. Patricia Gunn combines her experience as a lawyer in the U.S. Department of Justice with her research interests in health care as a human rights issue.