The Institute for Global Africana Studies (IGAS) seeks to foster scholarship and teaching on race, gender and ethnicity in the U.S. and abroad. The IGAS is committed to inter / multi / trans-disciplinary and comparative approaches for understanding formations of race, gender, and ethnicity across the African Diaspora. It encourages faculty and student scholarship that considers race, gender, and ethnicity at the intersections of topics such as class, sexuality, health, religion, and immigration/migration, all in transnational contexts. Institute Faculty, Affiliate Faculty, and Visiting Fellows will pursue research on a broadly defined topic for two years.
The Institute will also showcase the diverse intellectual interests of resident campus faculty, sponsoring monthly seminars, symposia, lectures, research projects, performances, and other activities. It will serve as an intellectual space for promoting and advancing academic dialogues around issues of diversity and social justice.