ASC’s National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants total just over $2.4 million and will support Africa-focused education, including African language instruction.
Professors Robert Hefner and Mark Storella both bring important leadership experience and a passion for the regions they work in; in these roles, they will continue the tradition of Asia and Africa-focused scholarship and Boston University and further enhance the great reputations that both of these Centers enjoy.
Ambassador Leonard remarked on U.S.-Nigeria relations, highlighting the impact current events are having on this relationship, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the rise of China, and the ever-changing geopolitical landscape.
This event series will examine the economic, social, political, and security impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Wake Forest University Professor Lina Benabdallah discussed China’s human capital investments in Africa, current versus historical arrangements, as well as some of the factors driving human capital investments.
During the premier lecture, Mai Hassan, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and an award-winning scholar of authoritarian and hybrid regimes in Africa, presented her new research on the Sudanese popular uprising of 2018-19.
ASC convened scholars to share research on topics including structural changes in Africa after COVID-19, decolonial production and South-South cooperation, lusophone Africa, migration and human rights for women and children, and the Black Pacific
The Walter Rodney lecture series kicked off its 44th year with a webinar exploring “Youth, Pop Culture and Terror Warfare in Sierra Leone.”
Michael Woldemariam appointed next Director of the ASC. Longman to serve as Interim Director during AY 2020-21.
Prof. Fallou Ngom publishes chapters in Digital Age on the misunderstandings of literacy in Africa.
The African Studies Center has launched an important research initiative that aims to provide a new window into the history, cultures, and intellectual traditions of West Africa.
The African Studies Center recently completed a project with Mugar Library focusing on the archives of Mandinka scholars of Casamance, Senegal.
The keynote address was delivered by G. Ugo Nwokeji, Associate Professor of African American Studies at the University of California Berkeley.
The African Studies Center hosted Hilary Matfess for a talk entitled “Women, War, and Agency: A Study of Boko Haram and Gender.”
The African Studies Center hosted a talk entitled “Understanding Political Transitions in the Social Media (Digital Age)” as part of the Walter Rodney lecture series.
The lecture featured a talk from Rutgers Prof. Barbara M. Cooper entitled “Reflections on a Baby Scandal: Paradoxes of Fertility and Infertility in West Africa.”
The African Studies Center will receive more than $2.2 million to support Africa-focused education, including African language instruction.
The keynote address was delivered by Amah Edoh, Assistant Professor of African Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Walter Rodney Seminar lecture series is held every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm at the African Studies Center.
The Beyond the Headlines series continued with a discussion on the youth bulge in Rwanda and youth involvement in the country’s institutions.