News & Announcements

Prison Writing of Goven Mbeki
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Center for African Studies announces The Govan Mbeki Fund, inspired by South African native and Geography Professor Emerita Gillian Hart and energized by Geography and Environmental Science, Policy and Management Professor Louise Fortmann.

Senegal's Women's Basketball Team
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Center for African Studies with support from the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley organized a two-day research workshop: African athletes & migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football on May 9-10, 2017

Photo: The Senegalese Women's Basketball team prior to Rio 2016. Most of the team members play for clubs in Europe.

Friday, February 24, 2017
Munyaradzi Makoni

 Munya Mahiya, a student from Zimbabwe, faced major challenges completing high school while enduring cancer treatments. Now as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Berkeley, he is studying disability and poverty with the hope of improving education for disabled students. He points out it's not just an African problem. "Globally, governments are failing to meet the basic needs - and particularly the educational needs - of its citizens living with disabilities," he says. "How we look at disability, distinguish different types of disabilities, and what kind of assistance is required for various disabilities will define how the education system can create opportunities for young people who often aren't included."

 

Christine with Eagle
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ESPM doctoral student Christine Wilkerson discusses how she used the Rocca PreDissertation Fellowship to develop her research project and decide fieldwork locations.

CAS Colloquium Logo
Sunday, February 19, 2017

This is our Spring 2017 African Studies Colloquium. Eleven scholars, all women, present a range of topics on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM in 223 Moses Hall.

Munya plays basketball
Thursday, February 16, 2017

UC Berkeley student and MasterCard Foundation Scholar, Munya Mahiya, shares his vision for inclusive universities. He make the case that inclusion of young people living with disabilities is a cultural imperative across Africa.

BigGive
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Leo Arriola
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Applications being accepted for 2 types of graduate fellowships: the Rocca Pre-Dissertation and Rocca Dissertation awards.

Jun Sunseri
Monday, April 1, 2013

Jun Sunseri's Collins lecture was held in Spring 2014.