Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the Africana Studies program are featured here. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.


Submissions from 2022

Kenya Cooper, African/African American Studies (AFAM) 2022, Anti-radicalism and Governmental Surveillance in the Cold War and the War on Terror

Submissions from 2016

Lindsey Kay Walters, African/African American Studies (AFAM) 2016, Obruni! Obruni!: African American Experiences in Ghana and the Politics of Diaspora

Submissions from 2012

David Tullis, African/African American Studies (AFAM) 2012, Masked Identity: Reinventing Tradition Through Lágbájá’s Musical Performance

Submissions from 2011

Alice Southworth Melton, African/African American Studies (AFAM) 2011, Foreign Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa: Eastern and Western Approaches and What Can Be Learned From Them

Submissions from 2010

Kenneth Wayne Coleman, African/African American Studies (AFAM) 2010, For Black Youth Who've Considered Hip-Hop when their Social Realities became too Tough: An Analysis of Contemporary Commercialized Rap Music

Submissions from 2009

Elizabeth Nguyen, African/African American Studies (AFAM) 2009, Alternatives in dialogue and race