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 geographic region that is of great historical, cultural, political, and artistic importance and interest to American university students, not to mention American society in general. The cluster promotes interdisciplinary learning in the best of liberal arts traditions.
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Esi Quagraine's "Ghana Writing Project"
Brodigan Recipient Esi Quagrainie ('14) provided this photo of her students during the summer of 2014
Technological Cultures of Health and Healing Panel at Africanizing Technology
Presenters Donna Patterson (Wellesley College), Tara Dosumu Diener (U. of Michigan), Sarah Hardin (St. Anselm College), and Anne Pollock (Georgia Tech) at Africanizing Technology, March 2015
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Professor Jennifer Tucker and Benjamin Twagira (Boston University) at Africanizing Technology, March 2015
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Presenter Sean Jacobs (New School and African is a Continent Blog) at Africanizing Technology, March 2015
Julie Livingston Presenting for Africanizing Technology
Keynote speaker Julie Livingston (Rutgers University) at Africanizing Technology, March 2015
Professor Laura Ann Twagira Presenting
Professor Laura Ann Twagira Presenting at Africanizing Technology, March 2015
Orelia Jonathan, Laura Ann Twagira, and Darius Jonathan
Brodigan awardee Orelia Jonathan '18 with her father Darius Jonathan and Professor Laura Ann Twagira
Brodigan Award Lunch 2015
2015 Brodigan Award Winners: Ibironke Otusile, Holly Everett, Orelia Jonathan, Geneva Jonathan, Chloe Holden, and African Studies Intern Jasmine M. Mack '16
Rebecca Njeri Internship in Kenya summer 2014
Rebecca Njeri '16 leads a class during a college-prep boot camp in Kenya for the Equity African Leaders Program
Jonathan's with Badgji community members
Orelia '16 and Geneva Jonathan '16 (front left) meeting with community partners for the women's center in Badgji, South Sudan. Also pictured, their mother Carrie Bail and two University of Vermont student partners.
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Student Olivia Glick '16 at Lion's Head overlooking Capetown, SA during a summer research trip in 2015.
Holly Everett by Mandela Memorial
Professor Eric Charry, Director of the 2011 Summer Institute for Ethnomusicology and Global Culture
Aubrey Graham: Beyond the Victim Exhibit (2010)
Alumnus Sarah Bell, Working at the Football for Hope Center, South Africa
Student Oluwayimika Taiwo-Peters teaching about water and health in Nigeria, Summer 2010
Professor Mike Nelson at the annual workshop (2010)
Student Nina Sheth speaks at the annual workshop (2010)
Students Haley Baron and Rachel Levenson in Gulu, Uganda 2010
Photos courtesy of Olivia Drake and various students and faculty.