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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 SeriesĀ 

Last year’s lectures included:

April 9 | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Stephen Dueppen | Anthropology | University of Oregon
Archaeological Perspectives on Western Burkina Faso

May 16 | 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

May 23 | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Nora Kenworthy | School of Nursery & Health Studies | University of Washington at Bothell
Mistreated: The Political Aftermath of HIV Treatment Expansion in Lesotho

May 30 | 1 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Kemi Balogun & Melissa Graboyes | Women and Gender Studies & Clark Honors College | University of Oregon
Everyday Life in Africa: The Importance of Leisure and Fun