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African Studies Center (ASC)

Recent News

Student Spotlight: Chiamaka Ukachukwu, AGSA President

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.

Leo Sarkisian’s ‘Music Time in Africa’

ASC associates Kelly Askew and Paul Conway revive and digitize the incredible 'Music Time in Africa' Radio Show.

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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