Welcome to Kent State University’s Department of Pan-African Studies (DPAS)
The Department of Pan-African Studies (DPAS) is located in Oscar Ritchie Hall (ORH), an academic building named in honor of one of the first African Americans to hold a tenured position in the state of Ohio’s system of Higher Education.
The Department of Pan-African Studies (DPAS) has a dual mission:
Both our major and minor concentrations draw from perspectives and sources in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences and advance critical analysis of contemporary global world politics, culture, history and community development.
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