Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Shondrea Thornton is a major in African-American Studies with a concentration in sociology. As an undergraduate, she completed at thesis titled ***Flawless Performances: Black Political Cultures in the Careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé under the advisng of Professor Kevin Fellezs. She will be pursuing a Ph.D. at UCLA in the fall with the Gender Studies department.

African American Studies, Concentration in Sociology


UNDERGRADUATE: African-American Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum that examines the experiences of people of the African Diaspora -- sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States and Canada and Europe...READ MORE >>
GRADUATE: Our Master of Arts Program is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the literature and research of African-American Studies, and enable them to produce critical analysis and research about the complex and historically...READ MORE >>

Featured Faculty

Dr. Carla Shedd Dr. Carla Shedd is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies; author of “Unequal City: Race, Schools and Perceptions of Injustice” which has won the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Pursuit of Social Justice and t he Distinguished...


Featured Faculty Book

Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics Most of the major black literary and cultural movements of the twentieth century have been understood and interpreted as secular, secularizing and, at times, profane. In this book, Josef Sorett demonstrates that religion was actually a formidable force within these movements, animating and organizing African American literary visions throughout the years between the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and the Black Arts movement of the 1960s. Spirit in the Dark unveils the contours of a literary history that remained preoccupied with religion even as it was typically understood by authors, readers, and critics...