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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

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

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

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

Graduate Student Mandissa Haarhoff Featured in Mural Downtown

Graduate Student Mandissa Haarhoff Featured in Mural Downtown

Published: Apr 2nd, 2018

A portrait of Mandissa Haarhoff (PhD student, English) was recently painted in downtown Gainesville. The mural, located at the entrance of the Gainesville Southwest Downtown Parking Garage, is part of the Urban… Read More

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

Alumni Lina Benabdallah Quoted in New York Times

Published: Feb 19th, 2018

African Studies alumni, Lina Benabdallah quoted in New York Times article, which discusses portrayals of Africa featured in China’s televised Lunar New Year Show.   CAS News Bulletin- Week of February… 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.

Graduate Student Zoe Nhleko featured in UF News

Graduate Student Zoe Nhleko featured in UF News

Published: Jan 29th, 2018

To see more of UF student Zoe Nhleko’s work on white rhino conservation, read the feature from UF News. Photo by Lyon Duong/UF Photography; Story by Alisson Clark/UF News.   CAS News Bulletin-… Read More

Center for African Studies Historical Marker Dedication

Center for African Studies Historical Marker Dedication

Published: Jan 15th, 2018

On Friday January 12, the Center for African Studies celebrated the unveiling of the Historical Marker located on Grinter Lawn. The event began with songs by Pazeni Africa Choir, as… Read More