African Perspectives Book Series

The African Studies Center marks the fifth year of its existence with the launch of a new book series through the University of Michigan Press titled African Perspectives. The series will capitalize on U-M’s strong and distinctive position in the field of African studies and will complement the four ASC-based presidential initiatives that advance the university’s scholarly collaborations on the continent: the African Heritage Initiative, the African Social Research Initiative, the STEM-Africa Initiative, and the U-M African Presidential Scholars Program.The series aims to publish the original research of both well-established and emerging scholars on topics of scholarly value. The first titles in the series are under contract and we invite you, the ASC community, to share with your African and Africanist colleagues this exciting opportunity to forward innovative scholarship on Africa. That the U-M Press has chosen to invest in a new series in the current climate of academic publishing is a notable honor and it speaks volumes to the esteem generated by the university’s engagements with Africa.


The African Studies Center (ASC) publishes a newsletter once a year featuring stories about faculty research, university initiatives, and collaborative partnerships related to Africa. Browse our current and past issues.

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Included in this issue:

  • ASC Celebrates Five Years with Book Series Launch (p.1)
  • Mellon Foundation-Funded Collaboration with University of Witwatersrand (p.2)
  • For Madiba with Love - A Tribute to Nelson Mandela (p.10)
  • Updates on UMAPS, ASRI, AHI, and STEM-Africa

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Past Newsletters

Winter 2013

Winter 2012

Fall 2010

Winter 2009

Fall 2009