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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.

Upcoming Events ♦ Announcements


Contemporary Africa Seminar Guest Lecture
April 22, 2015, Woodburn Hall 218, 5:30-7:30pm  

“Reading Africa: Drawing Your Own Conclusions”
dele jegede, Department of Art, Miami University of Ohio


Symposium: China, Russia, and the World

Focus on Africa
April 24, IMU Oak Room, 9am-Noon
Presenters: Padraig Carmody (Trinity College, Dublin); Maxim Matusevich (Seton Hall University); Tang Xiaoyang (Tsinghua University).

Discussants: Gardner Bovingdon (Indiana University); Alex Lichtenstein (Indiana University).