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About the Center


The staff and programs of the African Studies Center work to provide the University and the people of North Carolina with a campus hub for interdisciplinary inquiry and communication on Africa, including the sponsorship of a wide variety of activities that bring together interested faculty and students from a large number of academic disciplines, focusing on the interconnected issues of political change, expressive culture, gender, sustainability, health, and Islam. The African Studies Center is located in the FedEx Global Education Center on the UNC Campus and is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.    Diversity Policy


FLAS Information Sessions Fall 2019

The African Studies Center offers Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for meritorious students in any discipline. Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year, and Summer 2020 will be due February 7, 2020. More information on ASC FLAS can be found at our FLAS Page. Several FLAS information sessions will be held this fall and winter, on Oct. 22, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 12, 19, and Jan. 13. The informational meetings are designed to answer questions from prospective applicants and will be joint meetings with other area studies centers. Each session will cover the same information so students need to attend only one. More Information