Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Africana Studies - Studies in Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Program By Brown University |Top Universities

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Africana Studies - Studies in Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Africana Studies - Studies in Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality

Brown University

Brown University, Providence, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    63
  • Degree MDiv
  • Study Level PHD
  • Duration 60 months
The Department of Africana Studies offers a graduate program leading to the Ph.D. in Africana Studies. Graduate students in the program receive rigorous training in the discipline of Africana Studies and the theories and methods of interdisciplinary scholarship. The graduate program trains students to become skilled and informed scholars poised to make significant contributions to academic and nonacademic communities and initiate cultural, economic, political, and social policies informed by critical thinking and global perspectives on social and human development. Studies in Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality focuses on the cultural, ideological, political, and theoretical implications of feminist consciousness, practices, and theories, constructions of gender as well as critical understandings and analyses of sexuality throughout the Africana world. This area of emphasis also stresses the critical examination of the complex interrelationships between feminist theory, constructions of gender and sexuality, and the constructions and operations of legal systems and public policy. Graduate studies with research interests in this area will critically engage concepts, methods, and theories developed in critical theories of race, diaspora studies, feminist studies, masculinity studies, queer theory, and womanist theory to examine historical and contemporary forms and formulations of feminism, gender, and sexuality across various Africana social, cultural, economic, political, and theoretical formations. Within these three areas Africana Studies graduate students are be able to explore the breadth and depth of the discipline while developing capacity and competence in distinct areas of scholarship. The goal of the graduate program in Africana Studies at Brown is to rigorously prepare students to develop new and innovative scholarship that explores and analyzes the distinct contributions of Africana cultural, intellectual, political, and artistic productions as well as critically investigate and develop new methods and theories of critical interdisciplinary scholarship.