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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

  • Publications Week Of August 21st, 2017

    August 21, 2017

    Alain Karsenty, Claudia Romero∗, Paolo Omar Cerutti, Jean-Louis Doucet, Francis E. Putz, Christelle Bernard, Richard Eba’a Atyi, Pascal Douard, Florian Claeys, Sébastien ...
  • 2017-2018 FLAS Fellows and CAS Research Assistants

    August 21, 2017

    2017-2018 FLAS Fellows and CAS Research Assistants Congratulations to all Center for African Studies Research Assistants and Foreign Language and Area ...
  • Message from the Director

    August 21, 2017

    Welcome Back from Director Brenda Chalfin Dear CAS Students, Faculty, Friends and Affiliates: Welcome Back to Campus! As the 2017-18 Academic Year takes ...
  • Graduate Student – Summer Plans

    April 24, 2017

    Allegra, Jacqueline – MDP program and Certificate in African Studies – Field Practicum: Environmental Health in the Artic- a documentary film, Anchorage, ...
  • UF and SWAC/OECD Sign MoU

    April 24, 2017

    SWAC/OECD Secretariat signs a memorandum of understanding w/UF On 4 April, the SWAC/OECD Secretariat hosted the Sahel Research Group of the ...