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Class examines public health through the lens of Africana studies

Questioning norms and shifting perspectives were top goals in creating the course, say instructors Robbie Shilliam, professor in the Department of Political Science, and Alexandre White, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. Last year, influenced by the pandemic, faculty discussed the idea of turning an Africana studies lens on public health to provide a focal point for exploring the ongoing impacts of colonialism, slavery, and other histories of racial oppression.