Welcome to the African Studies Program

Enhancing Knowledge and Understanding of Africa

The African Studies Program 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.

Upcoming Events

May
19
A Series on Name Diversity, Identity, and Inclusion
12:00 pm
Zoom
Jun
12
A Teacher Workshop Hosted by The Alliance For Learning in World History at The University Of Pittsburgh
9:00 am
Virtual - Register Online!
Jul
30
(All day)
Zoom
Advising
Discover the amazing opportunities the African Studies Program offers to you. Make an appointment with African Studies Advisor Dr. Anna Maria Karnes... Learn More >
Teach Africa Workshop
The Teach Africa program will bring together K-12 educators from our Pittsburgh schools and pre-service students from the School of Education to... Learn More >
Spring Conference
Present your research! Hear from colleagues and experts in the field of African Studies! Expand your academic network!  Learn More >
Critical Research on Africa
The Critical Research on Africa Series offers a space for faculty and students to share their research projects on Africa and engage in critical... Learn More >
Book Club
Looking for a fun, interactive way to engage with the community and learn about Africa? Join our Book Club! Learn More >
Let's Talk Africa
LTA offers a forum for conversations about Africa’s development, opportunities and challenges within the wider global development framework. Learn More >