Category: Academic News

Class Spotlight | SSW MP 789 Global Social Work Practice : A Rights Based Perspective

The course prepares students to intervene effectively in social problems (e.g. gender based violence, internal displacement, food security) in local and international settings using the human rights framework. Students will gain skills to work effectively with multiple stakeholders including the UN, INOs and community-based agencies. The course will be taught in collaboration with local and […]

African Bridge Network Fall internship

The African Bridge Network- a nonprofit that creates an enabling environment for professional and foreign-born immigrants living in the Massachusetts area to maximize their potential. Currently African Bridge Network is seeking a research intern for the Fall semester with a possibility of extending into the Spring semester. The details of the position and requirements are […]

Fall Course Spotlight: CAS AH114 Kongo to Cuba: Art, Exchange, and Self-Determination in Africa and Latin America

This course introduces the arts of Africa and Latin America. It explores the rich diversity of each continent’s artistic production and highlights the impact of their intertwining histories on visual expression in the wake of transcontinental exchange and globalization. Effective Fall 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Aesthetic Exploration, Critical Thinking.


African Student Organization, Umoja & the African Language Program hosted over 100 students at annual dinner

Last Thursday, BU African Students Organization, BU Umoja and the African Language Program held their annual dinner last Thursday with over 100 students in attendance! Igbo Lecturer and ASO Advisor Nneka Agba helped the student groups organize the event. The leadership of each organizations and the instructors from the African Language Program each took turns […]


The ASC Fall 2022 Course Offerings are now live!

The Fall 2022 African studies course offerings are listed on the ASC website! These courses count towards the African Studies minor,  the African Languages and Literature minor,  the major in Linguistics and African languages and the African Studies graduate certificate. Have a class that you would like to add to the list? Please email the course number to ASC Program Administrator Natasha Patel. 

African Studies Center hosted its annual Welcome Reception at Fox Fountain

The African Studies Center held its annual Welcome Reception last Thursday at BU’s Fox Fountain. Faculty, staff, and graduate students from across the university attended the event to meet one another, and hear welcoming remarks from the new ASC Director Michael Woldemariam. Many thanks to the ASC staff and student staff members who helped organize […]