Prominent Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate visited the African Studies Center in September to led an inspiring week filled with powerful conversations and meaningful connections. Ms. Nakate is a young African leader who has spoken at COP 26 and Davos, is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Rise Up movement for young African […]
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The ASC has open its search for the next Assistant Director. View details about the position and apply on the BU HR website here. You can direct questions about the role to ASC Director Mark Storella (email@example.com.)
Dr. Schmidt has served as ASC Assistant Director since the April 2018, and throughout his tenure he worked tirelessly to improve the quality and diversity of our offerings, and further the values of diversity, equity and inclusion at the ASC. He was instrumental in the ASC’s receipt of the National Resource Center and Foreign Language […]
Tariq Rahman Lahore is an ancient city. Lahore is a megacity. Though I can think of nothing more cliché to say about an Asian city than describing it as a “land of contrasts,” I do find the tension between Lahore’s history and present to be a productive one to think with when it comes to […]
ASC Faculty and Students showcase their hardwork and are recognized at this year’s meeting of the African Language Teachers Association Meeting.
Our students and faculty did us proud with amazing conference presentations at the annual African Language Teacher’s Association meeting. A few students and faculty also attended some support those presenting and represent the ASC. Wolof and isiXhosa students wowed the ALTA participants! Wolof students Beth Woods (CAS’28) and Amanda McFarland (SPH’23) worked with Wolof Instructor Lamine Diallo […]
The African Studies Library houses collections by and about women within African Studies. We will highlight some of these collections weekly through the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. Care to learn more? You are welcome to stop by the African Studies Library to investigate them for yourself! Paula Hirsch Foster lived […]
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 […]
ASC Director Mark Storella and Charles Holmes Publish “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Zambia’s Lessons on Governance, Health and Partnership”
ASC Director Mark Storella and Charles Holmes, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Georgetown University, published an article in the Council on Foreign Relations’ Think Global Health site on the “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Zambia’s Lessons on Governance, Health and Partnership.” Think Global Health is an initiative of the Council on Foreign […]
The Diaspora Studies Initiative of the African Studies Center partnered with the Evergreen program of the Boston University Metropolitan College for the seminar series “Migration and Remittances in the FinTech Era.” Dr. Daivi Rodima-Taylor led the seminars “Sending Money Back Home: Migration from the Global South” and “Financial Technology and Informal Economies in Africa” that […]
The African Studies Center will celebrate and honor Professor Jim McCann on Friday, December 9, on the occasion of his retirement from Boston University. In addition to his current roles as Professor of History and Associate Director for Development at the African Studies Center, Professor McCann has served as Director of the African Studies Center, […]