My name is Dr. Sharon Austin.  I am the Director of the African American Studies Program and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida.  Welcome to the website for the African American Studies Program.

This site will provide useful information about our courses, faculty, and activities.  Students can also find information about careers and internships for African American Studies majors and minors.  In addition, they can now receive three hours of credit for an approved African American Studies Internship with the hope that they can receive full-time employment with their internship employer after graduation.

We are also going to offer an African Americans in Paris class during the spring break of 2016.  For one week, I will lead discussions about the cultural, historical, and political contributions of African Americans in Paris.  We will also visit several historic sites.  This course was offered for the first time in 2007 and will be offered in 2016 for the fifth time.  The deadline for the Paris course each year is in December.

We are also recommending other study abroad programs that students can receive credit for under the “careers” link.   If you have any questions about our program, please contact me at polssdw@ufl.edu or 273-3060.