Welcome to the Center for African Studies

A hub that supports and enhances Africa-related teaching and research.

Welcome to the launch of Bouctou, an Africana Magazine for Teachers and Students!

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Study Yoruba in Nigeria!

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Study Swahili in Kenya!

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Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

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Congratulations Branda Randolph!

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Dept of African Studies Spring 2023 Courses

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CfAS Awarded nearly $3M Grant!

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Apply for a FLAS Fellowship!

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking African languages (Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu) and area studies coursework. The fellowships support intensive for-credit study of an African language and to promote the development of competency in African Studies either in the United States or abroad.

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African Languages

Study YORUBA, SWAHILI or ZULU abroad!

HU has the largest number of students studying African languages in the United States! Check out the study abroad programs, courses at HU, and the annual HU African Language Summer Institute, teaching Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu.

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Launch of Bouctou Magazine!

Welcome to the launch of Bouctou, an Africana Magazine for Teachers and Students!  The vision behind Bouctou is to create an accessible and appealing online resource for the K-12 classroom by providing informative articles, scholarly research and engaging commentary, and to support the curriculum by contributing quality Africa-focused resources and material. 

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Affiliated Faculty

A priority for our Center is to facilitate and nurture a community of HU scholars with interest in Africa. Affiliated Faculty at the Center for African Studies devote at least 25 - 100% of their research, teaching, and/or service to the study of Africa and represent a wide range of departments and colleges across campus.

We include all faculty with active or aspirational research and/or teaching interests in Africa as affiliated faculty, and look forward to promoting their work and scholarship on our website and throughout our networks. We invite faculty to share with us what they are doing so that we can publicize it to a wider audience.

Affiliate faculty are eligible for CfAS course and travel awards, research grants, funding for books, and more.

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