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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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Fall 2014


The Kansas African Studies Center will host the Fifth Annual Graduate Research Workshop at the University of Kansas in Lawrence on April 3, 2015. This forum will provide an opportunity for graduate students with research interests in African settings to present their research to an interdisciplinary African Studies audience.  Student participants are expected to attend the day-long event to engage in discussions and provide critical feedback on other students' work.  Faculty will be in attendance to listen and offer advice on student research agendas. Students who wish to read a paper or give a research presentation should submit an abstract of up to 250 words to by March 2nd. Questions about the workshop should be directed to the co-conveners: Dr. Byron Caminero-Santangelo ( or Dr. Glenn Adams ( The Center plans to assist with travel expenses for participants who are not KU students. 


Please pass along this announcement to potential participants who may be interested in benefiting from this opportunity.


Summer African Language Institute

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Upcoming Events
Come to this FREE film screening and discussion tonight! Monday, March 30, 2015 Film Screening: "God Loves Uganda" Stauffer-Flint Hall Room 100 6:00-8:00 pm Followed by a discussion with Dr. Okaka Dokotum, Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Kyambogo University, Uganda, and Dr. Ebenezer Obadare, Sociology, University of Kansas. From Kansas City to Uganda, this film explores the role of the American evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s disturbing turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. For trailers and more information about the film, visit

Come to this FREE film screening and discussion tonight! Monday, March 30, 2015 Film Screening: "God Loves...

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