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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


Belonging and Home in African Diaspora Communities

Endeavors Magazine recently profiled professors Tanya Shields (Women's and Gender Studies) and Kathy Perkins (Dramatic Art) and their exciting new project, Telling our Stories of Home. The book Help Me to Find My People by former UNC-Chapel Hill history professor Heather Williams inspired them to develop an event to engage with feminist discourses of home. "Telling Our Stories of Home" will take place March 31-April 8 at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. Read More


Study Abroad in Africa

The UNC Study Abroad Office offers numerous programs for students interested in studying abroad in Africa. There are 30 UNC approved programs offered in all regions of the continent, in addition to UNC faculty-led programs in Senegal and South Africa.
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