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Welcome to the African Studies Program!

The African Studies Program has long been recognized as one of the leading centers for the interdisciplinary study of Africa. We are committed to being one of the nation's leading programs for the interdisciplinary study of Africa. Our diverse research, teaching, and outreach activities promote greater understanding and appreciation of the continent and its people. We also promote the study of Africa in global perspective by cooperating with other area-studies programs, international centers, professional schools, and departments inside and outside Indiana University. All of our activities are conducted in accordance with our values stressing integrity, excellence, diversity, community, collaboration, and creativity.

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  • Africa Today
  • African Languages
  • ASP Courses
  • ASP Degree Options
  • ASP Faculty
  • ASP Staff


Upcoming Events ♦ Announcements

"Medan vi lever (While We Live)"

September 28 | 7:00pm | IU Libraries Screening Room
See our Special Events page for more information.

Fall 2017 Friday Colloquium Series

September 29 - November 30 | GISB GA 3067

Sergio Fernandez (SPEA) opens the series on September 29. You can view the full schedule here.

First Thursdays on the Arts Plaza

October 5 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | The Arts Plaza
See our Special Events page for more information.

African Languages Tea Time

Every Other Thursday through November| Noon - 2:00pm | GISB Atrium

Join us for tea, snacks, and African language and culture! Meet our African language instrutors and current students Thursday, October 5, and learn about Yoruba! View the full schedule here.

IU Students learn about Akan language and culture from language instructors and current students at Tea Time in the GISB Atrium