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Happy Birthday Chinua Achebe: Tribute to a master storyteller from Ogidi, Anambra State, Nigeria

Published: Mar 24th, 2020

March 21st marked seven years since Prof. Chinualumogu Albert Achebe joined his ancestors. He died in Boston, USA on 21st March 2013, after a brief illness, aged 82. In life… Read More

Achebe | Baldwin @40

Published: Nov 19th, 2019

Interrogate and Commemorate the historic meeting of James Baldwin and Chinua Achebe at UF in 1980. Re-scheduled October 22-23, 2020 / University of Florida Click here for more information about the… Read More

FLAS Fellowships Are Available

Published: Feb 1st, 2019

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available for Undergraduate and Graduate students.  

CAS Named Title VI National Resource Center

Published: Sep 17th, 2018

GAINESVILLE, FL – The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is pleased to announce that the Centers for African Studies (CAS), European Studies (CES), and Latin American Studies (LAS) have collectively… Read More

Amanda Edgell Published in African Studies Review

Published: May 14th, 2018

Graduate Student Amanda Edgell recently published her article, “Vying for a Man Seat: Gender Quotas and Sustainable Representation in Africa” in African Studies Review. The article stemmed from her paper presented at last year’s… Read More

Ben Smith Published in Quaternary International

Published: May 14th, 2018

Graduate Student Ben Smith published his article, “Hunting in yellow waters: an ethnoarchaeological perspective on selective fishing on Lake Turkana” in Quaternary International. CAS News Bulletin- Week of May 14, 2018 

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

Jessica Casimir Receives Boren Fellowship

Published: Apr 23rd, 2018

Jessica Casimir (Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology) received a Boren fellowship to conduct field research in South Africa during 2018-19.   CAS News Bulletin- Week of April 23, 2018

Ryan Z. Good Awarded Grant at American Association of Geographers Conference

Published: Apr 23rd, 2018

Ryan Z. Good (Ph.D. Candidate, Geography) was awarded a travel grant from the Urban Geography Specialty Group for his work in Tanzania at the recent American Association of Geographers conference. At… Read More