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Welcome to the African Studies Program!

The African Studies Program has long been recognized as one of the leading centers for the interdisciplinary study of Africa. It has been a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center every year since 1965.

We are committed to being one of the nation's leading programs for the interdisciplinary study of Africa. Our diverse research, teaching, and outreach activities promote greater understanding and appreciation of the continent and its people. We also promote the study of Africa in global perspective by cooperating with other area-studies programs, international centers, professional schools, and departments inside and outside Indiana University. All of our activities are conducted in accordance with our values stressing integrity, excellence, diversity, community, collaboration, and creativity.

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Upcoming Events ♦ Announcements

Contemporary Africa Seminar Speaker Series

February 22 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | SGIS GA 1122

“A Black by Any Other Name?: Strategic Ethnic Performance and the Commodification of Ethnic Identity”
Professor Tristan Ivory, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. See the full schedule here.

Spring 2017 African Languages Tea Time

Select Thursdays through April | SGIS Atrium

Tea Time returns February 23! Tea, snacks, and learn about Akan courses! See the full spring schedule here.

Spring 2017 Friday Colloquium Series

February 24| 10:30am - noon | SGIS GA 1100

“Image, Word, and Divination: Pebble Augury, Representation, and Literacy in Northwestern Côte d’Ivoire”
Joseph Hellweg, Department of Religion, Florida State University here.

Graduate Students in African Studies (GSAS) Seventh Annual Graduate Symposium

February 24: GSAS symposium dinner for faculty and guests at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 6:30pm
February 25: Global Africa: Dynamic and Connective Scholarship at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center featuring keynote speaker Dr. Sean Jacobs, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, The New School, New York City, Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country. See the 2017 program here