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African Studies at Oregon

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.

Join us for the UO African Lecture Series: 

February 5 | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Jennifer Alix-Garcia | Applied Economics | Oregon State University
Benefit or beggar thy neighbor?  The impacts of forced migration on hosts in north and eastern Africa

February 19 | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Leigh Johnson | Geography | University of Oregon
Leveraging science for ‘climate risk insurance’ in Africa: Hopes and Impediments

March 5   | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Peter Coutros | Anthropology | University of Puget Sound
A fluid past: Landscapes and lifeways at the Diallowali site system, Senegal