African Studies Center (ASC)
African Studies Center and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies participate in the annual African World Festival Detroit on August 19-21, 2016.
A. Oveta Fuller (Microbiology and Immunology) has been appointed as ASC’s director, and Judith T. Irvine (Anthropology) as ASC’s associate director for the year.
The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan
provides strategic guidance and coordination for Africa-related education, research, and training activities on campus, and promotes opportunities for collaboration with African partners on the continent.
Founded in 2008, the center serves as a conduit for the university’s many Africa initiatives in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, and medicine.
Funded by the Office of the President, these intiatives are African Heritage (AHI); African Social Research (ASRI); Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa); and U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program.