African Studies Center

Directions to the African Studies Center – BU MAPS

232 Bay State Road, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02215


Timothy Longman, Director
Phone: 617-353-9751

Peter Quella, Assistant Director
Phone: 617-353-3674

James McCann, Associate Director for Development
Phone: 617-353-7308

Joanne Hart, Program Administrator
Phone: 617-353-7311

Language Program

Fallou Ngom, Director
Phone: 617-353-7305

Zoliswa O. Mali, Lecturer, South African Languages
Phone: 617-358-5137

Judith Mmari, Lecturer, Swahili
Phone: 617-358-5138

Nneka Agba, Lecturer, Igbo
Phone: 617-353-3673

Mustapha Hashim Kurfi, Lecturer, Hausa
Phone: 617-353-5698

Telahun Gebrehiwot, Lecturer, Amharic
Phone: 617-353-3673

Lamine Diallo, Lecturer, Wolof
Phone: 617-353-5698

Prince Obiri-Mainoo, Lecturer, Akan Twi
Phone: 617-353-3673

Geofred Osoro, Lecturer, Swahili
Phone: 617-353-3673


Barbara Brown, Outreach Director
Phone: 617-353-7303

Breeanna Elliot, Outreach Assistant Director
Phone: 617-353-7303


Michael DiBlasi, Publications Editor
Phone: 617-353-7306

Sandi McCann, Sr. Production Assistant
Phone: 617-353-7306

African Studies Library

Beth Restrick, Head Librarian
Phone: 617-358-4933

Rachel Dwyer, Assistant Head Librarian
Phone: 617-358-3726

West African Research Association

Jennifer Yanco, Director
Phone:  617-353-8902


Fax: 617-353-4975

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