Category: Faculty News

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 […]

BU African Ajami Project: New Resources

The Boston University NEH Ajami project, led by Prof. Fallou Ngom (PI) and Dr. Daivi Rodima-Taylor (Project Manager), is pleased to share resources developed in the course of its three-year research engagement funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project, Ajami Literacy and the Expansion of Literacy and Islam: The Case of West […]

ASC welcomes Professor Michael Woldemariam as the new Director of the African Studies Center

We are very excited to welcome Professor Michael Woldemariam as the new Director of the African Studies Center. Professor Woldemariam’s teaching and research focus is on African security studies, with emphasis on armed conflict in the Horn of Africa. Prof. Woldemariam’s scholarly work has been published in the journals Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Terrorism and Political Violence, Journal of Strategic Studies, and the Journal […]

“Land and the Mortgage: History, Culture, Belonging,” co-edited by Daivi Rodima-Taylor and Parker Shipton (forthcoming in January 2022)

The ASC Working Group on Land Mortgage is pleased to announce a new book, Land and the Mortgage: History, Culture, Belonging, co-edited by Daivi Rodima-Taylor and Parker Shipton (forthcoming in January 2022). The book argues that the mortgaging of land, a risky practice usually treated as just an economic and legal contract, needs a broader set of perspect

Remembering Yekutiel Gershoni

The ASC shares sad news of the passing of Yekutiel Gershoni, Professor Emeritus, Department of Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University and former President of the Liberian Studies Association. Professor Gershoni was a research fellow at the BU African Studies Center in the 1990s. Read the full announcement from the Liberian Studies Association here.