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African Studies Center

Recent News

Omowumi Banjo-Ogunleye named inaugural Heleniak-Carstarphen Graduate Student

Omowumi Banjo-Ogunleye is the 2020-2022 Yoruba instructor and FLTA cultural exchange ambassador. She is the recipient of the first Heleniak-Carstarphen scholarship and an incoming MIRS student in fall 2022.

UMAPS Spotlight: Purity Muthoni, Diana Mbatudde, Anslyn John

We are happy to introduce three additional members of the Winter 2022 UMAPS cohort: Purity Muthoni from Kenyatta University in Kenya, Daina Mbatudde from Aga Khan University in Uganda, and Anslyn John from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan

ASC 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.

The center is organized around five primary research initiatives— African Heritage and Humanities (AHHI)African Social Research (ASRI)Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium (EMC2)Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa)U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program—that have been funded separately by the Office of the President and different stakeholders on campus.

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