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

  • Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
    Frank Holt Center, 2nd Floor
    Join us for our annual festival featuring Arabic, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu skits, videos, cultural presentations, music, readings, and a fashion show; followed by a dance party with AfroBeatz in the mix. Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP