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Experiences & Opportunities


Fred Hord

Professor & Chair of Africana Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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There are ample opportunities to enhance your education in Africana Studies through independent research, off-campus study, and internships. These programs are integral to a Knox education, teaching you how to apply your skills in real world situations.

Student Research and Creative Projects

Many of our majors -- and minors -- pursue College Honors or other research and creative projects. Some even present or perform their work at national and international conferences. Here are a few recent projects:

  • "The Ideological Evolution of the Black Panther Party," Quadir Bruce '05, history and Africana studies major, independent study/senior research funded by McNair program.
  • The Role of Skin Color in Judgments of Attractiveness," Aisha Nurse '05.
  • "Asing'anga in Mulanje and Thyolo: Belief Systems and Medicinal Plant Knowledge," Kirsten Janosek '04.
  • "A Celebration of Heritage: Meeting Instructional Needs Through the Evaluation and Creation of Functional Black Studies Materials," Meghan Leiseberg '01.

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Printed on Thursday, April 19, 2018