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Livestock, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Child Growth: Exploring the complex underlying causes of child stunting

Published: Feb 20th, 2018

Undernutrition is an underlying cause of nearly half of all deaths among children under five, and, in Africa, nearly one third of children are chronically undernourished. Chronic malnutrition – as… Read More

2018 Carter Conference: Text Meets Image and Image Meets Text

Published: Jan 30th, 2018

The 2018 Carter Conference will take place February 8-10. For more information on the conference including this year’s program, visit the Carter Conference page.

Center for African Studies Artist-in-Residence: Elisabeth Efua Sutherland

Published: Dec 1st, 2017

The Center for African Studies was pleased to host Fall 2018 Visiting Artist Elisabeth Efua Sutherland. Sutherland is an artist, dancer, choreographer, playwright, and director, based in the West African nation of Ghana. Sutherland… Read More

Primatology Researchers to Speak on Mountain Gorillas and Their Conservation

Published: Dec 1st, 2017

Primatology researchers to speak on mountain gorillas and their conservation To celebrate the exhibit “Bob Campbell’s Photographs of Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Center, 1968-1972”, the UF Smathers Libraries are pleased… Read More

Center for African Studies at the ASA Annual Meeting

Published: Nov 30th, 2017

University of Florida Center for African Studies had over 40 presenters representing the program at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Even more UF African Studies affiliates came… Read More

Migration Dreams: Africans in China

Published: Mar 31st, 2017

“The History of African Trading Communities in Guangzhou, China” Dr. Heidi Østbø Haugen, University of Oslo “The Bridge is not Burning: Transformation and Resilience within China’s African Diaspora Communities” Dr.… Read More

Congo-Kinshasa meets Gainesville

Published: Mar 20th, 2017

Event 1 : Wednesday, March 29th, 6-10 p.m. at The Wooly: a screening of Djo Munga’s award-winning “sexy crime flick,” set in Kinshasa. Event 2: Thursday, March 30th, 3-5 p.m.… Read More

Negotiating Gender and Sexualities in Muslim Africa

Published: Mar 16th, 2017

The symposium explores the lived experiences related to gender and sexualities among Muslims living in diverse societies in contemporary Africa. We acknowledge and invite discussions of sub-cultures of sexual and… Read More

2017 Global Nutrition Symposium

Published: Mar 13th, 2017

Nurturing Development: Improving Human Nutrition with Animal-Source Foods Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Time: 8:00 – 5:00pm EDT, reception to follow Join the Feed… Read More

The Carter Conference

Published: Feb 23rd, 2017

For over 25 years the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida has organized annual lectures or a conference in honor of the late distinguished Africanist scholar, Gwendolen… Read More