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. Winter 2015 Theme of Political Economy in Africa.
Held in the Knight Library Browsing Room
Tuesday, February 17, 2015. 12-1.15om – Kemi Balogun. Sociology/Women’s and Gender Studies. University of Oregon
- “Beauty Diplomacy and Entrepreneurial Masculinity: State and Market in the Nigerian Beauty Pageant Industry.”
Thursday, March 5, 2015. 12-1.15pm – Rebecca Hardin. Anthropology/Natural Resources & Environment. University of Michigan
- “Beyond Biopolitics: Cultural Economies of Disease Emergence and Re-Emergence in African Landscapes.”
Other AFR Events:
- February 18, 2014. 5.30-6.30 pm. Knight Browsing Room. Women and Gender in Africa RIG Winter Meeting.
- February 18, 2015. 6.30 pm. Knight Browsing Room. Women and Gender in Africa RIG Movie Showing: “The Supreme Price.”
Swahili Language Circles:
- Karibuni nyote! Our interactive Swahili Circle starts this Friday with NEW time slot! This term, we will be meeting at STB 283 from 1pm – 3p. As usual, this is a drop-in group where you come and meet the Swahili Fraternity at the University of Oregon and Swahili Nation Community in Eugene. Come have coffee and get a chance to try out your Swahili speaking skills…
- For more info please contact Mokaya Bosire at firstname.lastname@example.org