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Welcome to Center for African Studies

The Center for African Studies is in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Florida. As a National Resource Center for African Studies, our mission is to promote excellence in teaching and research on Africa in all the disciplines at the University of Florida. The Center also disseminates knowledge about Africa to the wider community through an integrated outreach program to schools, colleges, community groups, and businesses. Central to this mission is sustaining contacts and expanding interactive linkages with individuals and institutions on the African continent. In addition to undergraduate education, the Center promotes and supports graduate studies as essential for the development of a continuing community of Africanist scholars.

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Recent News

  • Staff Spotlight: Shahreen Zaman

    October 9, 2017

    Shahreen Zaman is the newest addition to the Center for African Studies staff. She is the Academic Assistant for the Center ...
  • Publications Week of October 2, 2017

    October 2, 2017

    Dr. Peter Schmidt (Anthropology) and two Africanists (Kathryn Weedman Arthur and Jonathan Walz) associated with UF were published in the ...
  • Alumni Feature: Christopher Richards

    October 2, 2017

    Christopher Richards is an alumnus of UF, studying Art History and African Studies. He graduated in the summer of 2014. While ...
  • CAS Partnership Feature: Dr. Ostebo and SCAD

    September 25, 2017

    Dr. Marit Ostebo has been cultivating partnerships through her upcoming research projects and within her position as the faculty coordinator for ...
  • CAS Fall Reception 2017

    September 25, 2017

    The CAS Fall Reception was this Saturday at Ustler Hall. We want to thank all who attended to celebrate another ...