The African Studies Program encourages teaching and scholarship on sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the wider African diaspora. The program offers a minor, develops courses related to Africa, promotes study-abroad programs and internships, raises funds to expand African Studies resources, and organizes campus and local community events pertaining to Africa. In addition, the program supports faculty and student research on Africa and facilitates dissemination of research through the African Studies Lecture Series, for faculty and guest presentations, and the Acacia Seminars, for presentations of student research and experiences.
African Studies Lecture Series. Spring 2015 Theme of Global Health in Africa.
Held in the Knight Library Browsing Room
Wednesday, April 8, 2015. 12-1.15pm – Dr. Johanna Crane. Anthropology, University of Washington
- “The Indirect Costs of Global Health: African Universities and Invisible Labor in Transnational Science .”
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12-1.15pm – Dr. Paul Jepson. Agriculture, Oregon State University
- “Women, Children and Pesticides in West Africa—Tackling an Unacceptable Burden through Community Engagement.”
Tuesday, May 12, 12-1.15pm – Dr. Kim Yi Dionne. Government, Smith College
- “Political Challenges and Failures in Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak .”
SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday, May 14, 2015 12-1.15pm – Laura Fair. History. Michigan State University.
“It Takes More Than Profits to Make a Man: Historical Understandings of Success Amongst Tanzanian Entrepreneurs.”