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African Studies Center (ASC)

Recent News

Project team of ASC affiliated faculty and UMAPS program scholars receives the 2019 Catalyst Grant from the Graham Institute

“Cut or Keep: Farmer Perceptions and Tree Management in Forested Cocoa and Coffee Agriculture” project awarded $10,000

Albie Sachs: The Alchemy of Culture and Law in the South African Constitutional Court

ASC was honored to have Albie Sachs present a film he made on the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, and speak to the culture of democratic law, of which the Constitutional Court Building is iconic.

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 (AHI)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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We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, ASC needs you—because the world needs Victors.