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Program in African Studies

Africa is the continent where our future will be determined. The continent boasts an abundance of both cultural and natural resources and is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, making Africa a fascinating place to study. 

  • Simon Gikandi with his group of Global Seminar students in Accra, Ghana, Summer 2016.

Undergraduate students who participate in the certificate program.
Undergraduate Studies and Certificate Program

Students have an opportunity to learn more about the continent by taking courses toward a certificate, learning an African language or studying abroad.

Female professor during a lecture.
Graduate Opportunities

Attend writers' workshops and lectures where graduate students share their work. Learn about study in Africa even after graduation.

Events and Lectures

Learn more about events that explore Africa and its rich culture.

Students explore language, culture in Dar es Salaam 3:22

Upcoming Events

Oct19

Dangers to Modern Diplomacy in the Age of Terrorism-Prudence Bushnell, former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala; CEO, Sage Associates

Prudence Bushnell, former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala; CEO, Sage Associates

4:30pm - 6:00pm | Robertson Hall

Nov14

Acupuncturing the City through ethnography and photography. Cases from Congo.

Filip De Boeck, Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa

4:30pm - 6:00pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building

Nov16

Why the ‘Achebe’ Gap in Toni Morrison Studies

Christopher Okonkwo, University of Missouri-Columbia

4:30pm - 6:00pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building

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