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African Studies Center (ASC)

Recent News

The music of Fela Kuti comes to life!

AHHI steering committee member and ASC faculty associate Kwasi Ampene and team receive an Mcubed award for Arts, Stories, Identity category.

Jody R. Lori is recipient of the 2019 Sarah Goddard Power Award

ASC faculty associate Jody R. Lori was honored for her “significant contributions to the betterment of women through their leadership, scholarship or other ways in their professional life.”

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 (AHI)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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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.