Thursday, April 13, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
San Francisco State University Ethnic Studies/Psychology Building Room 116
Africana Studies Department
Dr. Serie McDougal
Since its inception, scholars have constantly debated the utility of the discipline of Africana Studies. On one hand, scholars who have not been formally trained within the discipline assume that the discipline is irrelevant. Conversely, Africana Studies trained scholars advocate and defend the relevancy of the discipline. Considering the seemingly dichotomous nature surrounding the efficacy and relevance of the discipline, this Mbongi talk will interrogate how and why the discipline of Africana Studies functions as an intellectual and ontological compass for students of the discipline. In doing so, Dr. Wright will discuss the discipline of Africana Studies as a valid epistemological benchmark that should be used while navigating through the academic and social landscape.