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Welcome to African Studies @ Wes!






Wesleyan University’s African Studies Cluster is devoted to facilitating a deeper understanding and engagement with Africa for the Wesleyan Community and beyond. We bring together a diverse array of courses focusing on Africa, culling the interests of faculty specializing in Africa from a wide variety of disciplines. This broadly interdisciplinary cluster focuses on a large…

Brodigan Award Information Session, Friday March 29, 4:10pm, PAC002






We will be holding an information session for students interested in applying for the Brodigan Award in 2013. This will be held on Friday March 29 in PAC 002. Bring any questions to the meeting or email scroucher@wesleyan.edu if you have any specific queries. Further details of the award can be found at: http://africa.blogs.wesleyan.edu/christopher-brodigan-award-2013/

Brodigan Award, Update from Yinka Taiwo-Peters.






Below is a short update from Yinka Taiwo-Peters on the work she carried out with the Brodigan Award she received in 2012. Her work is continuing on with a Pioneer Grant from Selfless4Africa for Photopower Nigeria, the continuation of Hope for Gishiri. More details can be found on her blog.   Over the summer, I…

John Hope Franklin Research Center Archives…






The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, part of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, announces the availability of travel grants for research travel to our collections. The John Hope Franklin Research Center seeks to collect, preserve, and promote the use of printed…

Fall 2010 Courses






Our “courses” page now lists courses that are both officially part of the African Studies Cluster as well as those that include a smaller, but significant focus on “Africa”. Fall 2010 Courses It is worth highlighting two new courses this term, both offered at the Center for Humanities (CHUM). CHUM312-01 Theorizing Globalization from the Third…

Jessica Posner ’09 Wins VH1 “Do Something” Award






Last night, Jessica Posner won VH1’s “Do Something Award” for the project she co-founded with Kennedy Odede (Wesleyan ’12). That project supports health and education for girls and women in Kibera, Kenya. You can watch a video of Paula Abdul’s introduction of Jessica and their program HERE. You can watch Jessica win the top prize…