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African Studies

The Program of African Studies, part of the Office for Research at Northwestern University, is one of its many centers dedicated to conducting research with a global impact. Check out the Program of African Studies video, and read more about Northwestern's mission to pursue and generate research that transforms the world in an article by the Vice President for Research, Milan Mrksich.

PAS Youtube Channel


Watch a the latest series, Parallel Perspectives, hosted by the Program of African Studies! Parallel Perspectives invite artists, curators, academics, and educators to discuss topics related to the art world in Africa, the diaspora and beyond.

Explore the PAS Youtube channel to watch video series on a variety of subjects, discussed by African Studies scholars from around the world.

Africanist Press Podcast

Northwestern History Alum and Africanist Press editor-in-Chief Chernoh Bah has a new podcast series. The "Africanist Press Podcast" can be accessed across streaming services like Spotify, Apple, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Radio Public, and other platforms. 

3D Humanities Workshops and Speakers

April 2, 9, 15, and 23, Northwestern University’s African Studies, Technology, and Public Humanities communities come together for this series of presentations and hands-on workshops regarding the future of African heritage and digital media. Visit the Afrisem page for more information sign up here to attend.

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Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Please join us at PAS for snacks, tea, and Swahili - whether you want to practice your Swahili or learn more about it, or you’re fluent...

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