African Cultural Studies

College of Letters & Science


The mission of the Department of African Cultural Studies is to provide research and teaching in the languages and expressive cultures of Africa and Africans around the world. This includes work on both graduate and undergraduate levels, and emphasizes the development and application of analytical, linguistic, and methodological tools that will enable students to work effectively and imaginatively across regions, languages, cultural forms, methodologies, and disciplines.

Upcoming Events

  • Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00pm
    206 Ingraham Hall
    Africa at Noon features Henry John Drewal. Since 1991 he has been the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at UW-Madison. Learn More



Katrina Daly Thompson
Indiana University Press
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Ohio University Press