Montage of African Textiles

Welcome to the Center for African Studies

Berkeley's Center for African Studies was established in 1979 as an interdisciplinary research center to support basic research and training of scholars. The Center supports scholarly activities over a broad range of topics that address contemporary African issues and works closely with several teaching units including The Department of African American Studies and the International and Area Studies Teaching Program. Through language study, fellowships, seminars, and curriculum development, the Center provides opportunities for students majoring in traditionally defined fields to develop a comprehensive interdisciplinary program in African Studies.


  • South Africa in the West Events - Film showing at PFA: A Letter to Nelson Mandela on Thursday, March 12th at 7 pm and South Africa After Mandela Symposium and Reception on Friday, March 13th 9:45 am to 6:30 pm at the Townsend Center for the Humanities.



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