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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Summer Institute for Pre-Freshmen

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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Africa Lecture Series ft. Ebenezer Babatunde Obadare

Dec 7, 2021 at - | Room 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall | 3340 Walnut Street

From Man of Letters to Man of God: The Social Origins of Clerical Authority in Nigeria 

Ebenezer Babatunde Obadare, Professor of Sociology, University of Kansas; Research Fellow,…