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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

  • Amanda Edgell Published in African Studies Review

    May 14, 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. ...
  • Ben Smith Published in Quaternary International

    May 14, 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- ...
  • Happy Retirement

    May 14, 2018

    Dr. Peter Schmidt is professor of anthropology and a former director of the Center for African Studies. He has conducted archaeological ...
  • Message from the Director

    May 14, 2018

    A quick note to wish everyone a wonderful summer. It’s been quite a year here at UF. We weathered hurricanes ...
  • Jessica Casimir Receives Boren Fellowship

    April 23, 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 ...