A National Resource Center for African Studies
KASC is a National Resource Center dedicated to the study of Africa and the promotion of African languages like Arabic, Kiswahili, and Wolof.
As one of ten National Resource Centers for African Studies in the nation, the Kansas African Studies Center (KASC) is committed to the study and advancement of the African continent, its peoples, languages, and cultures. KASC also promotes innovative scholarship that expands our knowledge and understanding of Africa and its diaspora by cultivating interdisciplinary interests in African Studies across the University of Kansas, the state of Kansas, the Midwest, and beyond.
KASC has continued to advance its mission through funding college students with interest in African languages and area studies (FLAS), enhancing the classroom curriculum for K-12 (lesson plans), sponsoring imaginative research (faculty research grants), supporting renowned conferences (MAAAS), promoting seminal special projects (Rwanda Commemoration), implementing critical outreach programs, and acquiring library and related resources.