Welcome to the Center for African Studies

The Center for African Studies (CAS) at the University of Pittsburgh fulfills the University's vision of graduating global citizens by promoting the interdisciplinary study of Africa through high quality education about Africa and the African Diaspora. We strive to provide a rich learning environment that facilitates a comprehensive and critical understanding of the continent through Africa-related courses, African languages, research, and outside-the-classroom educational activities designed to help students grasp Africa's internal dynamics and evolving place on the international stage as they prepare for their leadership and service roles in a global society.

10:00 am
William Pitt Union
(All day)
William Pitt Union and O'Hara Student Club
Discover the amazing opportunities the Center for African Studies offers. Make an appointment with our academic advisor Dr. Anna Maria Karnes! Learn More >
The Africa in the Classroom Workshop program brings together K-12 educators to workshop on teaching Africa in the schools. Learn More >
Present your research, hear from colleagues and experts in the field of African Studies, and expand your academic network!  Learn More >
A space for faculty and students to share their research projects on Africa and engage in critical discourse. Learn More >
The Model African Union for high school students brings together high schools across the region to participate in a simulation of the African Union. Learn More >
An informal space for conversations about Africa’s development, cultures, opportunities, and challenges. Learn More >