Five College African Studies Program


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 
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.

Holly J. Sharac, Senior Administrative Assistant:
Holly E. Hanson, Chair:

Smith College

African Studies Department

Director: Greg White
Government Department
Tel: 413-585-3542

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

Judy H. Fountain, Social Sciences Academic Secretary 

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