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.

Field Based Research and Internships
We offer opportunities for field-based learning, research and internships for graduate and professional school students. Learn More >
Critical Research on Africa
Faculty and students discuss and share current research projects and engage in critical discourse on issues while proposing solutions for improvement... Learn More >
Study Abroad
Students return from study abroad experiences describing personal & academic enrichment with enhanced understanding of the different cultures. Learn More >
Working with K-18 educators to help increase their knowledge about Africa and promote the teaching of Africa in their classrooms. Learn More >
Model African Union
MAU gives students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to learn about Africa through studying the African Union and assigned topics and countries. 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 >