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Lilly Havstad

PhD Candidate, History Lilly arrived in the Malhangalene neighborhood of Maputo, Mozambique last September for a year of dissertation fieldwork in history. Her research in Mozambique has consisted largely of spending time in the national archives, working with newspaper collections at the National Library, and conducting interviews with residents in the city, in addition to […]

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Speaking, Cooking and Singing in Zulu

Innovative African language program boosted by federal grant The daughter of missionaries, Beth Restrick grew up in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique, where she learned to speak miscellaneous words in a swirl of native languages as well as colonial Portuguese. But it wasn’t until she arrived at BU as full-time director of the African Studies […]

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June 2004

Edward R. McMahon , founding director of the Center on Democratic Performance (CDP, United States, http://cdp.binghamton.edu/), has accepted a teaching and research position at the University of Vermont, from where he will remain an adjunct fellow of the CDP. His successor as director is Patrick Regan, professor of political science at Binghamton University, whose teaching […]

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December 2009

Guy Rossatanga-Rignault (*) publie un article intitulé: “Laver le corps: Symbolique et thérapeutique de l’eau en Afrique” dans le nº 2 (volume A-2008) de la Revue de la Fondation Raponda-Walker pour la Science et la Culture, consacré au theme de “L’homme et la maladie” (pp. 91-106) . La revue est disponible aux Éditions Raponda-Walker, B.P. […]

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23rd Annual Graduate Student Conference in African Studies

March 25-26th, 2016 Mobilizing Africa: Innovation, Syncretism, and Appropriation Boston University’s Graduate Student Conference in African Studies will be celebrating its 24th consecutive event. This year’s conference will feature the work of emerging graduate scholars engaging Africa from a variety of disciplines and focusing on the themes of innovation, syncretism, and appropriation. The 2016 conference […]

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African Studies Courses

Graduate and Undergraduate Advising Students are faced each semester with a long list of choices when it comes to African studies courses at Boston University, and balancing personal interests with academic progress may be difficult. The African Studies Center advisor can help you to sort through competing ideas about what might be best for you […]

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Study Abroad in Africa

Undergraduates interested in studying in Africa have a number of options open to them through BU Study Abroad. The African Studies Center works continuously with Study Abroad to increase and improve these opportunities in an effort to improve student training and provide foreign language study in the most  effective way—through immersion in the culture. Ready […]

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GRAF Newsletter – June 2004

@ Edward R. McMahon , founding director of the Center on Democratic Performance (CDP, United States, http://cdp.binghamton.edu/ ), has accepted a teaching and research position at the University of Vermont, from where he will remain an adjunct fellow of the CDP.   His successor as director is Patrick Regan, professor of political science at Binghamton […]

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GRAF Newsletter – December 2004

@ William F.S. Miles (*) has an article on “Third World Views of the Holocaust”, in the Journal of Genocide Research 6:3 (2004). Among the perspectives highlighted therein are those from Burkina Faso, Mauritius and Rwanda. Miles has recently received an auxiliary research appointment with the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University while […]

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