The mission of the Africana Studies Group (ASG) is to provide an arena of dialogue and support for ideas concerning the broad, interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies. The ASG supports the existing certificate program in Africana Studies at The Graduate Center. The ASG encourages input and participation from students and faculty from the various fields that comprise Africana Studies.
Students formed the Africana Studies Group (ASG) in the fall of 2000, in order to provide an arena for ideas regarding the field of Africana Studies and to establish an official concentration in Africana Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center. Thanks in part to the dedication and efforts of members of ASG, the concentration has since been established.
The ASG, by definition, is interdisciplinary and encourages input and participation from students and faculty from the various fields that comprise Africana Studies. Membership in the ASG is open to all graduate students and faculty within the City University of New York. While the ASG periodically elects co-chairpersons, its structure is loose, based upon the needs of students and the evolving and competing articulations of Africana Studies.