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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

  • FLAS Fellowships Are Available

    February 1, 2019

    Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available for Undergraduate and Graduate students.   Read more "FLAS Fellowships Are Available"
  • Annual Research Report 2019

    October 19, 2018

    Check out our most recent publication of our annual Research Report featuring reports by UF’s faculty, students, and collaborative project ...
  • African Business Update

    October 19, 2018

    African Business Update is dedicated to providing regular curated reporting on commerce, technology and innovation in select African countries. For more ...
  • Weekly Barazas at CAS

    October 19, 2018

    Every Friday at 3:30 p.m., join us in Grinter 404 for a guest speaker and reception afterwards. Schedule details available here. Read ...
  • CAS Named Title VI National Resource Center

    September 17, 2018

    GAINESVILLE, FL – The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is pleased to announce that the Centers for African Studies (CAS), ...