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Spring 2024 Southeast Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS)

March 8 - March 9

Research in Africa and about Africa is constantly expanding, revising, and reimagining our corpus of knowledge about the continent. This year’s SERSAS conference theme solicits that new and ongoing research, demonstrating the creativity of faculty, graduate students, and staff at institutions across the region. We hope to engage with broad questions: What are the directions, potentialities, and limitations of African Studies? How might social scientists be thinking about this moment? How are humanists and scientists responding to African pasts, presents, and futures?   How does our collective research amplify African strength and resilience through change, unity, resistance, and opportunity? Across the Southeastern US, Africanists from a wide array of disciplines are contributing to discussions in their fields and beyond, responding to needs and fostering conversations. SERSAS offers a singular opportunity to bring these conversations together.

We look forward to connecting and building on the years of SERSAS in Chapel Hill on March 8 – 9, 2024. The theme for 2024 is “Visions of Change: New Perspectives, Challenges, and Opportunities in African Studies.” 

SERSAS Conference Schedule



March 8
March 9


GEC FedEx Building
301 Pittsboro Str.
Chapel Hill, NC United States