We are a community-centered department born from student, faculty, and staff activism. We are committed to working with UTSA students and the larger Yanawana/San Antonio community to create a socially just world. Our curriculum, research, creative scholarship and service to the community reflect our diasporic, decolonial, and intersectional approach toward the study of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality in education, humanities, music and the arts, and the social sciences. We are dedicated to preparing students to be agents of change who will positively transform society. The Department brings together three programs: African American, Mexican American, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. We offer a BA and minor in African American Studies; a BA and minor in Mexican American Studies; and a BA and minor in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. We also offer a graduate certificate in Mexican American Studies. Graduates of our programs are prepared to work in community, educational, academic, non-profit organization, and public service fields. Many continue their education in graduate and professional schools. Our alumni include college professors, lawyers, non-profit leaders, and entrepreneurs.


Undergraduate Degrees


Master's Programs


Ph.D. Programs


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Research Centers