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. All lectures held in the Knight Library Browsing Room.
“A 21st Century African Transition: Gabon as a Case Study of the Unanticipated Frictions of Democratization”
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014. 12-1.15pm. Ambassador Eric Benjaminson, Former Ambassador to Gabon
“Ethnic Pride or Tribalism: The Formation of Ethnic Associations in Multiparty Malawi”
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014. 12-1.15pm. Dr. Lisa Gilman, Program in Folklore/Department of English, UO
Acacia Seminar: Student Experience in Africa. Held in the Mills International Center
- Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. 12-1.30pm