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Happy Retirement

Published: May 14th, 2018

Dr. Peter Schmidt is professor of anthropology and a former director of the Center for African Studies. He has conducted archaeological research in Tanzania, Eritrea, Kenya, Ethiopia, and throughout eastern Africa.… Read More

Message from the Director

Published: May 14th, 2018

A quick note to wish everyone a wonderful summer. It’s been quite a year here at UF. We weathered hurricanes and white-nationalist rallies, only to end the year with a… Read More

Congratulations to all students graduating this semester!

Published: Apr 23rd, 2018

Jesse B. Borden Department: School for Natural Resources and Environment Thesis Title: “Ecological Disturbances and Canopy Communities”Ann Lee Grimstad Department: History Dissertation Title: “Zanzibar: the Nine Hour Revolution”Erik Timmons Department: Anthropology… Read More

Ben Soares Receives Luce Award

Published: Apr 16th, 2018

Beginning in 2018, Benjamin Soares will direct a three-year multi-disciplinary project, “Islam and Africa in Global Context,” funded through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Religion in… Read More

Announcements Week of April 9, 2018

Published: Apr 9th, 2018

Anna Mwaba (Political Science) has accepted a one-year Lecturer position in Government at Smith College starting Fall 2018. We welcome Raeann Meyerhoff to the Center for African Studies! She will be acting as the… Read More

Dr. Nancy Hunt Announced 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.

Dr. Nancy Hunt Announced 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.

Published: Apr 9th, 2018

Dr. Nancy Hunt has been announced as a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. Congratulations! Her project, “Ideation as History: Dream Collectors and Picture Archives from Post-1968 Urban Congo” seeks to join images and… Read More

UF Receives Simon Award

UF Receives Simon Award

Published: Mar 19th, 2018

Gainesville, FL – March 13, 2018- NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, announced today that the University of Florida has been selected as one of five institutions to receive the… Read More

Please join us in welcoming the Spring 2018 Center for African Studies Undergraduate Student Ambassadors!

Published: Feb 26th, 2018

Morgan Ungrady Carli Snyder Moustapha Hoyeck Elisabeth Rios-Brooks Melody MullallyAmbassadors will play an active role in undergraduate recruitment and outreach initiatives. Students chosen for the position were selected for their… Read More

Join Us for the Center for African Studies 2018 Gwendolen M. Carter Conference

Join Us for the Center for African Studies 2018 Gwendolen M. Carter Conference

Published: Feb 1st, 2018

“Text Meets Image & Image Meets Text: Sequences & Assemblages out of Africa & Congo” February 8-10, 2018 A critical public forum about contemporary African arts and their curation and… Read More

ISITA Welcomes New Director

Published: Jan 15th, 2018

Northwestern University has appointed political scientist Zekeria Ahmed Salem, as director of the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA). Zekeria was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the… Read More