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Welcome to the African Studies Center

The faculty, students, and staff 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. Our activities include sponsoring a wide variety of activities, bringing together interested faculty and students from a large number of academic disciplines.

We focus on interconnected issues of political change, expressive culture, gender, sustainability, health, and Islam. We are located in the FedEx Global Education Center on the UNC Campus and are part of the College of Arts and Sciences.




The ASC offers course development grants to faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and at Community Colleges and Minority Serving Institutions in the State of North Carolina.




Please visit our Student page for information on funding for students, including Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, as well as course lists, student activities, and more.

K-16 Educators

K-16 Educators


The ASC offers books, culture kits and other materials free of charge to NC Educators. We also offer teacher workshops, study trips, and fellowship experiences to deepen your understanding of Africa.

Recent Activities

Vanessa Tembane


Conversation with South African Artist Vanessa Tembane and UNC Prof. Tanya Shields Recording Now Available



International Education Week Series: Food, Water, and Sustainability around the World and at Home


Alsarah and the Nubatones


Africa Fest Community Event: Read more about this event, which was held Nov. 13, 2021




FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions November 17, December 2, and January 14