The Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies Department combines facets of religion, women and gender studies, and Black world studies to create an interdisciplinary and intersectional academic department. Students learn to analyze, critique, and fully understand experiences of identity in history and modern life. AGIS is a place for all students to expand their perspectives and apply important ideas to their everyday lives.

The new combined department continues to offer courses and degree programs in Black World Studies and Women and Gender Studies. All academic areas in the AGIS Department are interdisciplinary, combining social sciences, literature, queer and race theory, and humanities to provide a holistic view of the world.

Department Features

  • Students are encouraged to develop their analytical, comparative, transnational, and media literacy skills. They will gain understandings enriched by historical and cultural perspectives.
  • Courses in the department are designed to help students enhance and integrate skills beyond the classroom and campus to their everyday career, public, and personal lives.
  • AGIS provides a variety of OWU Connection research, internship, and travel opportunities linked to student and faculty passions in the social sciences and humanities.

Available Majors

Available Minors


Department Contact Info


Elliott Hall 213
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

Department Contacts

Department Co-Chair: Randolph Quaye
368-3833 |

Department Co-Chair: Richelle D. Schrock
740-368-3871 |

Academic Assistant: Wendi Kay
740-368-3982 |