Skip to Main Content

Black Studies

Professor Tim Lake

The Black Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the experiences of Black people across multiple continents, a range of countries, and many intellectual and ethnic traditions. The intersection of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and political orientations are the major concerns of Black Studies. How Black people have responded to these concerns is the starting point of a serious appreciation of the Black experience as a quest for liberty and flourishing. The program is administered through a steering committee comprised of affiliated faculty and chaired by the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies Faculty Coordinator.