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African Studies Center (ASC)

Recent News

Congratulations to our ASC-affiliated faculty Naomi Andre, recipient of The Shirley Verrett Award for 2017-2018

The Shirley Verrett Award recognizes a faculty member whose work supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.

Call for Papers: 2018 competition for the Lester P. Monts Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research on Africa

A self-nominating competition open to graduate students at any level and in any program. Application deadline is March 31, 2018

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.

These intiatives are funded by the Office of the President: 

Be A Victor

We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, ASC needs you—because the world needs Victors.