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African Studies Center

Recent News

Meet our Yoruba FLTA, Kehinde Enilolobo

In the 2023/2024 academic year, ASC and DAAS bring two FLTAs to campus to enhance U-M's African language programs.

Meet our Swahili FLTA, Marion Awino

In the 2023/2024 Academic Year, ASC and DAAS bring two FLTAs to campus to help enhance the African language programs at U-M.

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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