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Our very own Professor of History, Richard A. Elphick, has been nominated for the African Studies Association’s Melville J. Herskovits Award for his book, The Equality of Believers: Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa (Charlottesville, and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012). The Award honors the most outstanding book published in African […]

Colloquium – Su Zheng, Li Yinbei, Ma Chengcheng, Sun Yan Exploring Music in China’s New African Diaspora—An Innovative U.S.-China Team Research Project This Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Location: Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Time: 4:15 p.m. Since the 1990s, African traders and investors have made their way to China as a result of the […]

African Feminisms The African Studies cluster symposium March 1st, 2013, Allbritton 311 1:30pm: Welcome remarks 1:40pm: Ousseina Alidou, Associate Professor, Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Center for African Studies, Rutgers University. “African Muslim Women’s Agency, Leadership and Contribution to Social Change.” Followed by ten minutes […]

Are you interested in gender and feminist issues in Africa? Did you find the nomination of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leyma Gbowee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 inspiring? If so,  you might be interested in being part of the organizing committee for a spring 2013 symposium on the topic of “African Feminisms.” The […]

Hot Discussion + Pizza Come understand the Impact of Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP). A lively discussion with Prof. Jonathan Cutler. Location: PAC 001 Time: Tuesday 4pm. Question to be discussed: Is Structural Adjustment a replacement of colonial administrators in third world? Is SAP the vehicle for integration of the African proletariat into world Market? With […]

From the Africa Book Centre – Clearance Sale The Africa Book Centre will be moving to new, smaller premises in February and to this end, we are  offering over 1000 excess stock items at bargain basement prices (up to 70% off list price). See the  catalogues (arranged by region) here: http://www.africabookcentre.com/acatalog/index.html?http% 3A//www.africabookcentre.com/acatalog/SALE_BOOKS_-_WAREHOUSE_CLEARANCE.html&Cata logBody If you […]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 55th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association RESEARCH FRONTIERS IN THE STUDY OF AFRICA November 29-December 1, 2012 Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:  March 15, 2012 PROGRAM CHAIRS Tejumola Olaniyan, Departments of English and African Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison Staffan I. Lindberg, Departments of […]

WESeminar: Youth at War, Youth Building Peace, Youth on the Margins As the next generation of leaders, young people are key players in creating sustainable peace in areas torn apart by war. In conflict zones youth constitute a reservoir brimming with potential energy, ready to be channeled for good or ill. Yet, what causes some […]

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