When you minor in Africana Studies, you will study the cultures, histories, literatures, and religions of Africa and the African Diaspora. Courses include courses focused on the African American experience and the experiences of the African Diaspora across the world.
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While your major will be your primary focus of study, minors allow you to explore other interests and strengthen your future career prospects. Choosing a minor that complements your major helps in your search for a career. For example, a Business major may minor in Writing, which would signal strong communication skills to future employers, or a Nursing major could minor in Africana Studies or Latin American & Caribbean Studies, which would signal knowledge of these communities to future employers. The combinations are almost endless, so speak to a Humanities professor to see how a Humanities minor can build on your interests and strengthen your career.
- B.A.SUNY At Geneseo
- M.A.SUNY At Brockport
- Ph.D.SUNY At Binghamton
Laura Warren Hill
Ph.D., US and African American History. Binghamton University, 2010
Dissertation: Strike the Hammer While the Iron is Hot: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, NY, 1940-1970
M.A. US History. The State University of New York College at Brockport, 2001
B.A. History and English. Minor in Women's Studies. The State University of New York College at Geneseo, 1998
What I teach:
- US History I and II
- African American History I and II
- Intro to Africana Studies
- Food History and Contemporary Food Issues
- The Global Black Power Movement
- The Civil Rights Movement and Women in the Civil Rights Movement
- Social Policy and the Poor
- Writing History
- Senior Capstone
Laura Warren Hill is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the History Department. She specializes in African American History and Africana Studies and teaches classes that focus on the history of race, gender, class, and social movements. She is currently working on a book entitled, Strike the Hammer While the Iron is Hot: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, NY, 1940-1970 (Cornell University Press). Her past publications include an edited collection, The Business of Black Power: Community Development, Capitalism, and Corporate Responsibility in Postwar America and several articles on Malcolm X in Rochester, NY. Professor Hill encourages all students to take classes in History and Africana Studies so they might better understand the course of their own lives.