African Studies Center

University of Pennsylvania

The Consortium

The African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania is part of a four-school consortium that includes the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges. As part of this consortial arrangement, the African Studies Center receives funding from the United States Department of Education as a National Resource Center for teaching African area studies and languages at the undergraduate level.

The consortium promotes interdisciplinary instruction and research in African languages and area studies, and it is involved in vibrant exchange relationships with African institutions of higher learning across the continent. The four institutions have faculty members from a vast array of disciplines who teach, conduct research, and publish on Africa, and whose combined scholarly interests represent the entire African continent. An annual fall African Studies workshop draws scholars from throughout the northeast to Penn for a day-long presentation of papers focusing on recent developments in Africanist scholarship, issues, and debates. Throughout the academic year speakers are invited from a wide spectrum of disciplines, academic and civic institutions, and all parts of the world.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of Africanists affiliated with all four consortium schools. The first list is organized according to institution and department affiliation, and the second list includes brief biographical information for each Africanist, alphabetically listed by institution.

Consortium Schools

For inquiries please contact:
Dr.Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D,
(215) 898-6610

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