African Cultural Studies

College of Letters & Science

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Find out more about what our faculty and graduate students have been working on this year.

At the 2015 Festival of African Langauges and Literatures, which took place on Friday 8 May 2015, we were treated to performancs of poetry, fashion, song, dance, and theater. Several classes made videos. Check them out!

On 10 and 11 April, we celebrated our fiftieth anniversary with a day and a half with current students, distinguished alumni, former staff, faculty, faculty emeriti, and old friends. Photographs taken by current graduate student Olusegun Soetan are now up on our Facebook page.

Thompson's new course is highlighted on the Language Institute's new website.



Professor Emeritus A. Neil Skinner, age 93, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Capitol Lakes Terraces, with his wife Meg, their son Ben and his daughter Evelyn by his side.

Thanks to Skype, University of Wisconsin-Madison language students—including our own major, Kaylah Cruz-Herrera—are helping high school students in Madison and Plymouth study Arabic, a language not typically offered at the high school level in Wisconsin. Read more. And more!

The Department of African Languages and Literature (ALL) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2015 in African and African diaspora cultural studies, with particular expertise in music studies.

2014-15 marks the Department of African Languages and Literature’s 50th anniversary. The year will include a number of exciting events:

  • Alumni research talks throughout the Fall
  • A festschrift symposium and celebration for Harold Scheub, 31 October
  • A graduate student conference in October, hosted by SALL
  • An alumni weekend symposium in April
  • The Towards African Cultural Studies conference in May

For details about these events and more: Read more. . .


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