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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

Prof. Gina Chowa Sees Social Work Through a Global Lens

UNC School of Social Work Professor and ASC Advisory Board Member Gina Chowa was recently featured by UNC Global for her pioneering work in intervention research. She is the Director of UNC's Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) research center and Associate Dean for Global Engagement. Chowa commented that "At the core, GSDI is about bringing social justice and bringing solutions to historically marginalized populations." Read more