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Africana studies courses provide understanding and appreciation of the universal African diaspora today and historically from an Afrocentric world view. They also give students the opportunity to evaluate the influence of African culture on the entire human civilization.
204 Monroe Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Dr. Bayyinah JeffriesDirector, Assistant ProfessorPhone: 509-359-6150Email: Bjeffries@ewu.edu
Dr. Jeffries is Director and Assistant professor in the Africana Studies program at Eastern Washington University.
She earned a PhD in African American and African Studies from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts in African American and African Studies from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood at Temple University.
She previously worked as assistant professor at California State University, Northridge in the Pan African Studies department and has held positions of Assistant Professor and Assistant Director at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Along with teaching, mentoring and advising students, she's also developed and taught courses around her research of a historical approach to the African American experience in such classes asAfrican American History, Contemporary Black Women's Issues and the History of Black Nationalism in the U.S. Her works have appeared in such publications asEncyclopedia of African Religions, and Africalogical Perspectives. Her research concerns African American Social Movements, Black Nationalism , African American women's experiences, 20th century African American history, African American expressions of self-determination and activism. Prior to coming to academia, Dr. Jeffries worked as the Coordinator of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs in Arlington county Public Schools, Assistant Director of the An-Bryce Foundation Programs and Academic Counselor of Upward Bound at the University of Pennsylvania.