African Studies Center (ASC)
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Kirby Mills is a PhD student in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan.
Ukachukwu serves on ASC’s executive board as the student representative, where she helps build community among students, faculty, and staff of the African Diaspora, and encourages student collaboration with the ASC to pursue research projects in 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.
We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the African Studies Center needs your support.