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Fall African Studies Courses at Wesleyan






A great range of classes are on offer this fall, including: Anthropology Global Africa, Anthropology 110 Critical Global Health, Anthropology 316 Dance West African Dance I West African Dance II French Jungle and Desert in Francophone African Literature, French 382 Government Africa in World Politics Music West African Music and Culture (Beginners) West African Music…

Richard A. Elphick (History) Nominated for the Herskovits Award






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…

Max Perel-Slater (’11) and Maji Safi win award






Max Perel-Slater (’11) and his Maji Safi Group’s project (Tanzania) have won the Advancing Leaders Fellowship. Max was a recipient of our Brodigan Award which helped him start this project. Congratulations! Meet the Winners: World Learning Advancing Leaders Fellowships Awarded to Five Alumni.

Africa-related Honors Theses, 2010 – 2011






Here are the theses that were submitted to WesScholar this year that have Africa-related themes.  [Students and faculty, please let me know if I missed one!] How to Recognise Different Types of Assistance From Quite a Long Way Away: The European Union, China, and African Development, Miranda Susan Becker The Artist, the Martyred, and the…

The Christopher Brodigan Award






Seniors and recent graduates, now is the time to consider applying for the Christopher Brodigan Award.  Each year several students receive this award. The primary purpose is to fund service projects, although proposals for research may also be considered. So Apply Now!  Applications are due April 1. For more information:  http://africa.blogs.wesleyan.edu/brodigan/

Kennedy Odede ’12, NY Times Op-Ed on “Slumdog Tourism”






One of our students, Kennedy Odede, was published in Monday’s New York Times with an Op-Ed on “Slumdog Tourism”. A brief excerpt: I was 16 when I first saw a slum tour. I was outside my 100-square-foot house washing dishes, looking at the utensils with longing because I hadn’t eaten in two days. Suddenly a…