Africana Studies

Programs on Africa

The Programs on Africa at the Center for Africana Studies provides members of the University of Pennsylvania, local, national, and international communities with information on faculty, researchers, activities, and programming on historical and contemporary Africa.

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2020 Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture

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Upcoming Events

20th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice

Cornel West in conversation with Margo Crawford
Jan 27, 2021 at - | Online

This event will be available to watch on Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 pm.

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Center for Africana Studies Faculty Research Colloquium

ft. Quayshawn Spencer & Chike Jeffers
Feb 10, 2021 at | Online

Quayshawn Spencer is the Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a PhD in philosophy and an MS in biology from Stanford University. He…

Africa Lecture Series

ft. Jacob Dlamini
Feb 17, 2021 at - | Online

“The Apartheid Psychiatrist: Individual Guilt and Collective Responsibility in South Africa”

On Wednesday, February 17 at 4:30 pm, Jacob Dlamini, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton…