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Sheila Henry –

Academic specialties/ Area of interest:

  • Africans in the Diaspora
  • Slavery
  • Civil Rights
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Social Stratification
  • Inequality
  • Research Methods
  • Reparations

Education Information (degrees and Universities attended):

  • Undergraduate:
    • B.Se.Hons. (Sociology); University of London , London , England
  • Graduate:
    • M.A. (Sociology), UCLA
    • Ph.D. (Sociology), UCLA


  • AFRS 120:¬†African American History to 1865
  • AFRS 121: African American History Since 1865-Present
  • AFRS 150: Critical Thinking in Africana Studies
  • AFRS 495: Research Methods in Africana Studies

Why I think a student should earn a degree in Black Studies.

  1. It provides the student with a foundation in African American history and culture and the experience of Africans, their descendents in the U.S.A.
  2. The above contributes to the African American students self- esteem and is a course of empowerment.
  3. Contributes to the student’s ethnic sensitivity in his or her professional life, especially in the “helping” professions.