Bustin FRANCOPHONE AFRICA RESEARCH GROUP
FRANCOPHONE AFRICA RESEARCH GROUP (GRAF)
The Francophone Africa Research Group/ Groupe de Recherches sur l’Afrique Francophone (GRAF) is a consortium of scholars whose past, current or projected research and interests deal either with “Francophone” Africa, or with Franco-African relations.
Founded in 1993 by Political Science professor Edouard Bustin, GRAF is based at the African Studies Center of Boston University, but its membership includes some 250 scholars based in twenty countries in Africa, Europe and North America. GRAF acts as an interdisciplinary forum, or clearinghouse to keep members informed of their respective research interests or projects; to explore research needs and funding opportunities for specific individual or cooperative projects; to develop bilateral linkages with African and European scholars and institutions; and to facilitate regular meetings of African, European and North American scholars.
An interdisciplinary conference organized by GRAF under the title “Brazzaville + 50” was held in Boston in October 1994. Copies of the papers (in English or French) presented at that conference, as well as of those published by GRAF or by the African Studies Center in expanded monograph form or as edited collections, can be purchased. A list of available titles will be sent upon request. The second GRAF-sponsored interdisciplinary conference on the theme “Africa, France and the US” was held on the campus of the University of Bordeaux in May 1997.
EXCHANGE AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
For Further Information, Call or Write to: Edouard Bustin, Director, GRAF