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African Studies Center

Recent News

2022 Lester Monts Awardee: Comfort Mtotha

Comfort Mtotha received the award for her essay “Festival, and the Return of Victor and Theodore Cox Collection: Museums of Malawi (1989).”

Meet Hanifat Adeleke, FLTA for Yoruba

Hanifat Adeleke, 2022/23 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA), assists with the Yoruba language teaching in both beginner and intermediate.

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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