Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) offers two concentrations, 1) political economy and public policy and 2) cultures and societies of Africa and the Diaspora.

The discipline of African and African Diaspora Studies examines conceptually and empirically the life experiences and life prospects of Africans and their descendants across space and time. The design of the Ph.D. degree integrates local, national, and global phenomena to foster knowledge, understanding, and wisdom that enable graduates to be of the greatest possible value to their communities and societies. The PhD. degree in African and African Diaspora Studies at UWM is grounded in the knowledge that, with continuing globalization, the twenty-first century will witness an exponential expansion in the demand for Africana knowledge and expertise in the academy and beyond.

Completed applications must be received by Dec. 1 to be considered for fall admissions.

For more information please contact the graduate coordinator:

Okey P. Akubeze
Mitchell Hall 214G
Phone: (414) 229-4155
e-mail: akubeze@uwm.edu