News & Events

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 13:39
The African Studies Institute invites you to the “8th Annual Africa Family Picnic”. The event will take place on Saturday, August 25, between 4 and 8 PM in Memorial Park located at 298 Gran Ellen Drive, Athens, GA, 30606. Don’t forget to bring something to share and something to grill!
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:46
African Studies Institute, University of Georgia presents 2018 Annual Spring Lecture Speaker: Professor Alloy S.  Ihuah Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria & AY2017-2018 Franklin International Faculty Exchange (FIFE) Recipient Topic: MADIBAISM: AN AFRICAN LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY OF THE NEW PAST AND THE OLD FUTURE Thursday, March 29, 8:00 A. M. Special Collection Library Auditorium, UGA.

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African Studies Institute on stageThe Institute provides benefits to students, faculty and staff encompassing the humanities, social sciences, physical, biological and agricultural sciences, as well as those from our professional schools, such as business, education, law, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, public health and environmental design. We provide classroom and practical experience and thoughtful discourse to students, undergraduates and graduates. We engage in original, collaborative research among faculty, and we encourage and support outreach/service learning opportunities for all with respect to Africa.

The African Studies Institute offers an undergraduate Certificate in African Studies and an undergraduate Minor in African Studies. In addition, the Institute supports the Minor in African Languages and Literatures and the Program in African Languages, Cultures and Literature in the department of Comparative Literature.

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Akinloye Ojo
Associate Professor and Director