Five College African Studies Program

Departments

African Studies is interdisciplinary and faculty are in more than 15 different disciplines at AmherstHampshireMount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. For a listing of faculty by campus click here. Links to faculty’s home departments are provided on each faculty web page. In addition, three of the colleges have departments or programs with a focus on Africa.

Amherst College

Black Studies Department

Department Coordinator: Karla Keyes 
Tel: (413) 542-5800 
Fax: (413) 542-2133 
E-mail: blackstudies@amherst.edu 
Mitzi Goheen, Chair

Mailing Address:
Department of Black Studies
Amherst College 
AC #2251 
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Shipping Address:
Department of Black Studies 
Amherst College 
108 Cooper House 
86 College Street 
Amherst, MA 01002

Mount Holyoke College

African American and African Studies Program
Tel: 413-538-2377/2577
Fax: 413-538-2513

Mount Holyoke College 
50 College Street 
South Hadley, MA 01075-6402

The Program Office is located in 312 Skinner Hall.

Contacts: 
Holly J. Sharac, Senior Administrative Assistant: hsharac@mtholyoke.edu
Holly E. Hanson, Chair: hhanson@mtholyoke.edu

Smith College

African Studies Department

Director: Greg White
Government Department
gwhite@email.smith.edu
Tel: 413-585-3542

Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
fax: 413-585-3389

Judy H. Fountain, Social Sciences Academic Secretary 
(413)585-3602 
jfountai@email.smith.edu
413-585-3602

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Tel: 413-545-2751 
Fax: 413-545-0628

325 New Africa House
180 Infirmary Way 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9289 USA

Chair of Department: Professor Amilcar Shabazz 
Graduate Program Director: Professor Robert Paul Wolff
Head Secretary: Tricia Loveland