Category: Student News

The African Studies Center K-16 Education Program is seeking Graduate Student Assistant Summer/Fall 2024

The BU African Studies Center Outreach Program aims to promote teaching about Africa and Africa-related studies in U.S. schools. In this position, the graduate student assistant will be responsible for assisting the Outreach Director with administrative tasks to help manage the program. Main responsibilities include:  Regularly checking and managing the Outreach email inbox and responding […]

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 FLAS recipients!

The BU African Studies Center is excited to announce the 2021-2022 FLAS Fellows. This year’s applicant pool was extremely competitive.  We would like to thank all those who applied and congratulate all of our awardees! Summer 2021 Kelley Gourley, MA/PhD Anthropology, Arabic* Kathryn Heidelberger, PhD Comparative Theology and Ethics, Arabic Ethan Key, PhD History, Amharic* Guthrie Kuckes, BA International […]

Congratulations to the Igbo students for winning the Best Skit award for the 2021 African Language Theater Night.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Language Theater Night 2021. After nearly two and a half semesters of non-traditional learning, it was great to see everyone’s faces and to see how our collective hard work and dedication has paid off!  The votes are in and….the Igbo group has won first place! Congratulations! They were closely followed by the […]

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ASC Assistant Director Eric Schmidt and his Music of Africa class welcomed Ben Paulding for music workshop.

Last month, Eric Schmidt and his Music of Africa class welcomed Ben Paulding, who directs the Fafali Ghanaian music ensemble at Brandeis University and is a member of the Boston-based Afropop band Kotoko Brass, for a socially distanced kinka drumming workshop. The students substituted household objects for instruments and recorded themselves playing. Each student’s recording was edited together to create a music video, with […]

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Philip Rotz: “Sweetness and Fever? Sugar Production, Aedes aegypti, and Dengue Fever in Natal, South Africa, 1926–1927”

BU Graduate student, Philip D. Rotz, wrote an article titled “Sweetness and Fever? Sugar Production, Aedes aegypti, and Dengue Fever in Natal, South Africa, 1926–1927” which was the winner of The Southern African Historical Society’s student essay prize in 2015. It was more recently published in the Special Conference Issue of the South African Historical Journal (Vol. 68, issue 3). […]