Pan-African Studies

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What is Pan-African Studies?

Pan-African Studies (PAS) is the study of the cultures and societies of Africa and persons of African ancestry, both past and present. Our students study the diffusion of African people and cultures in North America, the Caribbean and South America, with special focus on the United States. 

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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Pan-African Studie.  PAS recently celebrated it’s 40th Anniversary, making it one of the oldest Black/Africana Studies departments in the country.

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Pan-African Studies

Strickler Hall 445

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am to 5:00 pm


tel (502) 852-5985

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