Africana Studies

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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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Summer Institute for Pre-First Years

This intensive one-week course of study is taught by standing Penn faculty and exposes students to major intellectual and cultural themes and currents in 19th, 20th, and 21st century African and African Diaspora studies.

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Watch the 2nd Annual Distinguished Lecture in African Studies!

President Mokgweetsi Masisi spoke with Penn Professor Wale Adebanwi at the second annual Distinguished Lecture in African Studies.







Upcoming Events

Dr. Ife Williams - Policing Philadelphia

Book Talk
Dr. Ife Williams
Nov 28, 2023 at - | Penn Bookstore

Join us for a discussion on 'Police Brutality: A Philadelphia Story' by Dr. Ife Williams. Dr. Williams, an accomplished scholar and political scientist, will share the results of decades of research conducted in…

Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts - "Unveiling The Intersections of Human Rights and Child Removal from a First Nations Perspective: Family Policing and the Ongoing Impact on Sovereignty in Australia"

PRSS Racism in The Child Welfare System Lecture Series
Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts
Nov 29, 2023 at - | Max Kade Center: 3401 Walnut Street, Room 329-A

This talk aims to explore the profound impact of First Nations child removal, family policing, and intergenerational trauma on the sovereignty of Indigenous communities within the Australian context.

MLK Social Justice Lecture & Award 2023

Dorothy Roberts
Jan 24, 2024 at - | Zellerbach Theater, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104