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. 

Carolyn Rouse, Faculty Director

Doing research in Africa and developing relationships with people in Ghana has been incredibly rewarding and one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life.”
Carolyn Rouse
Director of African Studies, Professor of Anthropology
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


Juan Obarrio, Institute for Advanced Study

12:00pm - 1:15pm | 216 Aaron Burr Hall


Colonial Capital or ‘African City’?: Emergent Publics in Lagos

4:30pm - 6:30pm | 216 Aaron Burr Hall


Doing Everything Together: Exploring Female Same-Sex Intimacy in Postcolonial Ghana

4:30pm - 6:30pm | 216 Aaron Burr Hall