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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. 

PAS spring newsletter

Check out the Program of African Studies newsletter. This issue features PAS and ISITA news, alumni books, a tribute to former PAS director, Professor Jane Guyer, and more.

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