Contact / Staff Directory

Email: ascinfo@bu.edu
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African Studies Center
232 Bay State Road, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

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Fallou Ngom, Director
Phone: 617-353-7305

Eric J. Schmidt, Assistant Director
Phone: 617-353-3674

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

Christian Estrella, Program Administrator; Senior Manager of Finance and Administration, Pardee School of Global Studies

Zoliswa O. Mali, Director of African Language Program; Senior 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

Mulugeta Zegeye, Lecturer, Amharic
Phone: 617-358-5137

Peter Obour-MensahLecturer, Akan Twi
Phone: 617-358-5137

Mashambo MlembaLecturer, Swahili
Phone: 617-358-5137

Mary OmariLecturer, Swahili
Phone: 617-358-5137


Breeanna Elliott, Outreach Manager
Phone: 617-353-7303


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

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


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

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

Gabe Adugna, Africana Librarian
Phone: 617-353-3726

Caroline Johnson, Operations Manager
Phone:  617-353-8902