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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

  • UF Alumni in Ghana

    January 16, 2017

      Also, while in Ghana, CAS Director Brenda Chalfin caught up with three UF alumni! Pictured here (left to right) is Adjowa ...
  • Publications Week of January 16th, 2017

    January 16, 2017

    Pedro A. Sanchez. “En route to plentiful food production in Africa.” Nature Plants 1: 1-2. (2015). Amanda B. Edgell. “Foreign Aid, Democracy, and ...
  • Message from the Director

    January 9, 2017

    Dear CAS Students, Faculty and Friends: Welcome back to campus and best wishes for the New Year! I’m in Ghana where I ...
  • Awards and Publications Week of December 5, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    Emily Pukuma (Political Science) has been awarded a CLAS Dissertation Fellowship funded by the W. W. Massey, Sr. Presidential Scholarship Fund ...
  • UF @ ASA 2016

    November 28, 2016

    UF ASA PARTY The Center for African Studies invites UF faculty, students, alumni, and friends to join us at Duke’s Counter (3000 Connecticut ...