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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

  • Jessie-Leigh Seago Awarded Fulbright for Namibia

    March 27, 2017

    Jessie-Leigh Seago (PhD candidate, Political Science) was awarded a US Fulbright Research Grant to conduct dissertation research for 9 months in ...
  • Congo-Kinshasa meets Gainesville

    March 20, 2017

    Event 1 : Wednesday, March 29th, 6-10 p.m. at The Wooly: a screening of Djo Munga’s award-winning “sexy crime flick,” ...
  • Negotiating Gender and Sexualities in Muslim Africa

    March 16, 2017

    The symposium explores the lived experiences related to gender and sexualities among Muslims living in diverse societies in contemporary Africa. ...
  • 2017 Global Nutrition Symposium

    March 13, 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 ...
  • CAS in Washington, DC 

    March 13, 2017

    As part of a Coalition for International Education initiative to promote the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs, Center for Latin ...