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. Fall 2014 Theme of Women and Gender in Africa.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014. 12-1.15 pm. Knight Library Browsing Room
- Beverly Stoeltje. Folklore. Indiana University. “Queen Mothers in Contemporary Asante in Ghana: Authority or Decorative Symbol?”
Tuesday, November 4, 2014. 12-1.15 pm. Knight Library Browsing Room
- Jinny Prais, History/African Studies. Columbia University. “’Who is Marjorie Mensah?’ The Educated Woman and the Formation of a Modern West African Nation”
Monday, November 17. 12-1.15 pm. Knight Library Browsing Room
- Yvonne Braun, INTL/WGS. UO. “Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Organizing in Southern Africa”
Acacia Seminar: Student Experience in Africa. Held in the Mills International Center
- 2014-15 Schedule TBA