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. 

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


African Philosophers in Europe and the Question of Slavery, 1700-1750

Justin E. H. Smith, Université Paris Diderot

8:00pm - 10:00pm | 010 East Pyne


Exploring Global Narratives: Navigating identity, resistance, and gender through storytelling

Alexis Okeowo, The New Yorker

6:00pm - 8:00pm | McCormick Hall Lecture Hall


The Challenges and Joys of Translating from Gəˁəz (Classical Ethiopic) an African Retelling of the Solomon and Sheba Story

Dr. Michael Kleiner, University of Göttingen

12:00pm - 1:30pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building