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.

Upcoming Events

9:00 am
University Club
7:30 am
William Pitt Union, Pitt-Oakland Campus
Global Issues Through Literature Series (GILS)
5:00 pm
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 >
Learn about Model African Union for high school students! 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 >