Welcome to the Center for African Studies

The Center for African Studies at the University of Pittsburgh promotes the interdisciplinary study and research of Africa. Our diverse educational activities promote greater understanding and appreciation of Africa and African experiences. We offer opportunities for the study of the continent’s history, demographics, cultures, politics, economies, languages, religions and development. We also promote the study of Africa in global perspective by cooperating with the other area-studies centers, international centers, professional schools, and departments at Pitt. Undergraduates and graduate students interested in African studies can take advantage of our wide range of courses, pursue international credentials, and get involved in learning outside the classroom to enrich their knowledge of Africa. Local educators can also get involved through our many community outreach programs and curriculum development opportunities.

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4130 Posvar Hall
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4130 Posvar Hall
Streamlining the Senegal River: Environmental Improvement Projects in the Sahel from 1800 to Present Day
2:30 pm
157 Benedum Hall
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4130 Posvar Hall
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 >