News and Announcements

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of African Anthropology news

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University seeks to hire a sociocultural anthropologist who specializes in one or more countries or regions of Africa. The primary program affiliation for this position will be with the African Studies Program of the SFS. The position will be full-time tenure-line at the assistant professor level. Applications are invited from early-career anthropologists, as well as those who expect to complete their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. We are looking for a scholar with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. Visit for more information.

Call for Submissions: The African Studies Association of Africa Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award for Excellence in African Writing news

Professor Pius Adesanmi, a Nigerian-born, Canada-based scholar’s passing was a monumental loss to the global African Studies community. It is in his honour that the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) established the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award for Excellence in African Writing.
The award honours an outstanding single-authored book focused on Africa and/or the global African world biennially. Nominations for this prize should be submitted by or on behalf of a scholar, activist, and/or artist. The award committee will consider books that cover any historical period and come from any discipline or combination of disciplines, published in English, French, Portuguese, or an African language. Read more

Invitation to 3rd Kwame Nkrumah Festival 

The Institute of African Studies is excited to invite you to the 3rd Kwame Nkrumah Festival scheduled to take place virtually from the 20th-24th September, 2021. The theme of this year's festival is "Pan Africanism, Feminism and the Next Generation: Liberating the Cultural Economy". The festival is being organised by the Kwame Nkrumah Chair, under the auspices of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.

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 Call for Participation: Is there an African University?

You are invited to contribute to a workshop that will focus on Africa as a specific region that is not well represented in higher education studies as well as in global images and imaginations of what a university in the 21st century looks like. We are interested in empirical and theoretical contributions that explore case studies, examples, and models of African Universities. We would like to discuss whether there is an “African University” and if so, what makes it “African”. Click here to download the Call for more information.