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The Kansas African Studies Center embodies the interdisciplinary interests of Africanists at the University of Kansas. The Center's mission includes coordinating the African Studies program, sponsoring research and outreach initiatives, enhancing the curriculum, organizing conferences, acquiring library and related resources, and raising funds to make these activities possible.


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Spring 2014


Africanist Faculty Position 

The Departments of Geography and African & African-American Studies at the University of Kansas invite applications for a joint (50/50 split) tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in human geography with a regional expertise in Africa.  For a complete description and to apply on-line go to or and search openings by keyword [Africa]. For further information, please contact Barney Warf, Department of Geography, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 (fax: 1-785-864-5378, e-mail:   Initial review of applications begins December 1, 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool.

Summer African Language Institute

Mid-America Alliance for African Studies Conference

20th Annual Meeting
October 3-4, 2014 at KU

Conference Theme:
African Studies: Concepts and Practices for Decolonizing Knowledge

Check out Jayhawks Without Borders! JWB club is for undergraduate majors and minors studying international area studies at the University Kansas. The club brings together students interested in: African Studies (KASC) East Asian Studies (CEAS) Global and International Studies (GIST) Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (REES) The group meets weekly with fun and entertaining activities that help increase global awareness and action.
Check out Jayhawks Without Borders! JWB club is for undergraduate majors and minors studying international area...

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