Center for African Studies

Center for African Studies

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Since its inception in 1969, the Center for African Studies has evolved from a small faculty group known as the Committee on African Studies into a robust, interdisciplinary body that has earned Harvard recognition as a National Resource Center from the U.S. Department of Education.

As the University-wide nucleus for Africanists at Harvard and generator of numerous, high-impact initiatives on campus and on the continent, the Center for African Studies works with students and faculty from across the University to sponsor an array of high-impact and high-profile programs. These include study abroad and internship opportunities, inter-faculty research and publication initiatives, collaborative teaching and learning initiatives, institutional partnerships on the continent, transformative technology-based outreach efforts, and a wide range of on-campus seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Driven by a strong mission statement, this Center serves as an intellectual hub, connecting students, faculty, and members of the wider Africanist community.

Contact Information

CGIS South, Room 403
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5265