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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

  • Livestock Innovation Lab Headed to Niger

    October 3, 2016

    The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems was established after USAID awarded the UF Institute of Food and ...
  • Victoria Gorham Awarded Fulbright-Hays DDRA

    October 3, 2016

    Victoria Gorham, PhD Candidate in the Dept. of Political Science, was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award Abroad grant to ...
  • Join our SASA Lunches

    November 18, 2013

    The Students in African Studies Association (SASA) hosts regular lunchtime seminars throughout the semester. Meetings occur on Wednesdays at 11:45pm ...