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African Studies Center

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ASC Associate Elizabeth King Conducts Critical Research on Female Sex Workers and HIV Susceptibility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Elizabeth King (University of Michigan), together with Samrawit Solomon (St. Paul Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa), received a seed grant through ASRI. Their research focused on female sex workers' HIV susceptibility in Addis Ababa.

Two ASC associates receive funding from IRWG

Sarah Compton and Aline Cotel received seed grant funding from U-M's Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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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