College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

KASC Staff

 Elizabeth MacGonagle
Director, Kansas African Studies Center , Associate Professor, History
785 864-3745
203c Bailey Hall

Liz MacGonagle is an African historian in the Departments of History and African & African-American Studies. In her research, she crosses historical, geographical, and theoretical boundaries to link nation, culture, and ethnicity to processes of identity formation in African and Diasporan settings.

Faculty Associate Director, Language Coordinator, Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies
785-864-4394

Peter Ojiambo is an Assistant Professor of African & African-American Studies. His research focuses on African education, especially in studies on Starehe Boys Center and School of Kenya. He has published in this area and on education, democracy and development. His area of teaching is KiSwahili and he has developed a KiSwahili teaching website. Dr. Ojiambo has held teaching positions at Ohio University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Assistant Director
785-864-1064
Bailey 207

Mackenzie Jones received her Master of Environmental Management degree from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2012.  Her interest and passion for Africa stem from her time as an Elrod Fellow working with a small, education focused non-profit in Kampala, Uganda in 2009.  Her graduate studies included coursework in African environmental issues and African history.

 

Program Assistant
(785) 864-6250
201 Bailey Hall

Jessica began working for KASC in Fall of 2013. She has been at KU since 2009, working with the Center for Global & International Studies. She provides administrative and general program support for KASC, CEAS, CGIS (including European Studies, South Asian and Middle East Studies.)

Accountant
785.864.5869
Strong Hall, 345A Liberal Arts & Sciences Shared Service Center

 


Migration Stories: Africans in Midwestern Communities


The Kansas African Studies Center has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming, and the creation of educational resources in local communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic changes in the region. With close to 10,000 African immigrants living today in the heartland metropolitan centers of Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, Wichita and Garden City, a new project entitled “Migration Stories” will facilitate the sharing of migration stories about Africans within Midwestern communities. Visit www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

Upcoming Events
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