Department of History and Political Science

Welcome to the website of the Department of History and Political Science at Fisk University. The Department prides itself on a tradition of outstanding teaching and dedicated service. Our department is friendly, student-centered, and committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The Department’s philosophy is that it aims to make a difference in the lives of its students so that they can, in turn, make a difference in the lives of other people throughout society. Through our superb faculty, rich curriculum and vigorous extracurricular programs, the department provides an exceptional well rounded education to talented and informed men and women, many of whom go on the pursue graduate and professional degrees.

The faculty includes core teachers with training, experience and research in the major subfields of History and Political Science. Each faculty member brings to the classroom a rich background of professional experience and competence in their areas of specialization. Our accomplished, committed, and energetic faculty offers a variety of courses on varied topics and will guide you through a program suited to your interests. Our courses are specifically designed to prepare students for graduate, professional, and law schools and entry into public service careers.

Our program advisors are some of the best on campus. We take enormous pride in teaching students from other disciplines and in our active involvement with the university community. We hope that you will explore this page to learn more about our exciting programs, career paths departing from a History and Political Science major and the varied resources that we offer. Whether you are a current or former student, a potential applicant, or simply an interested visitor, we encourage you to follow these links to learn more about the Department, our faculty, and their accomplishments. Thank you for your interest.

Departmental Chair

Jennifer Adebanjo, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of History & Political Science
School of Humanities & Social Sciences 

102 Park Johnson Hall


Academic Disciplines