College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Kansas African Studies Center embodies the interdisciplinary interests of Africanists at the University of Kansas. The Center's mission includes coordinating the African Studies program, sponsoring research and outreach initiatives, enhancing the curriculum, organizing conferences, acquiring library and related resources, and raising funds to make these activities possible.


KASC Summer Employment

Sticking around Lawrence this Summer and looking for work? The Kansas African Studies Center is looking for a hard-working and talented undergraduate student assistant to help us through the end of June! Continuation in late summer and/or fall may be possible. Experience with InDesign software is required. Put your graphic design skills to work for a paycheck! Apply TODAY at:

Review of applications begins Friday May 9th.

Summer African Language Institute

Mid-America Alliance for African Studies Conference

20th Annual Meeting
October 3-4, 2014 at KU


Conference Theme:
African Studies: Concepts and Practices for Decolonizing Knowledge
Proposals due August 15, 2014

Next Tuesday evening is our last film screening for the Summer African Language Institute. Come join us at 6:00 in Wescoe 4012! Tuesday, July 22nd, 6:00PM Wescoe 4012 Sahel Calling Sahel Calling embodies the motivational and re-conciliatory power of music to confront a radical political agenda and its consequences on peace and survival in West Africa. Using violence to control the population, the radicals also banned music, synonymous with life for many. Based around events in 2012-2013 in Mali, the fears and hopes of a terrorized and splintered population are expressed by musicians, the voice of the voiceless. Interviewed at ceremonies, refugee camps and concerts, the musicians demonstrate music's ability to raise global awareness about Mali, its culture and its challenges. The musicians also carry a local message: sing to bear witness, to forgive and to reconcile. A low budget, independent film, Sahel Calling was released for free as a dedication to Malian people.
Coming JUNE 20th! Sahel Calling (Mali musicians) Official Teaser Film (English version)
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Next Tuesday evening is our last film screening for the Summer African Language Institute. Come join us at 6:00...

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