African Cultural Studies

College of Letters & Science

Tolu Akinwole, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) for Yoruba in 2016-17, took part in the African Studies Program's recent "Day in Africa," presenting Yoruba marriage practices to visiting high school students. Tolu will join the Department in Fall 2017 as a Master's student.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:10pm

This year our department nominated Sami Lamine for L&S Teaching Fellow, and he just let me know that he was selected! As a Fellow, Sami’s role will include working with the other Fellows plan the campus-wide TA workshops that will take place in August.



Congratulations, Sami!


Instructor for African 322: Second Semester Arabic, Salah Algabli, has been selected to receive a University Housing Honored Instructor award.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:40pm

Read what we've been working on this year on our updated Research page.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:50am

Congratulations to doctoral student Adeola Agoke, who won a Graduate School Travel Award she will use this summer to begin fieldwork for her dissertation, “Contesting Linguistic Practices in the ‘Wild’: A Critical Study of Multilingualism in Southwest Nigeria.”

Join us in congratulating senior Jennifer Ostrowski who was awarded the Ralph B. Abrams Scholarship.  Jennifer is completing majors in African Language and Literature and International Studies, as well as earning a certificate in Global Health.  She is also a candidate for Biocore Honors.


Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm

The new title, Popobawa: Tanzanian Talk, Global Misreadings, explores utilization of popular legend to mask discussion of culturally sensitive topics. 

Learn more about the mysterious Popobawa, its origins, and its impact on Tanzanian coastal culture. 

H.F. Deluca Forum, Discovery Building
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

Registration is now open for "Pleasure and the Pleasurable in Africa and the African Diaspora," the annual conference presented by the Department of African Cultural Studies and the African Studies Program!

On Friday 16 December 2016, Albaba Sanchi, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) for Hausa, visited  Sliver Lake Intermediate School in Oconomowoc, WI (45 mile East of Madison towards Milwaukee). The school was celebrating Africa Day and Alibaba spoke to over 40 students about Hausa language and culture.

On Monday 5 December, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Alibaba Sanchi took part in an outreach program at an international celebration for kids and their families held at Kennedy Elementary School located in Madison East side (Milwaukee). He is devoting the 2016-17 academic year to promoting Hausa language and culture in Madison and beyond.


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