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April 6, 2023


The UC Berkeley Library has trial access until May 4th to a new digital archive produced by AM (formerly Adam Matthew Digital) titled Africa and the New Imperialism: European Borders on the African Continent, 1870-1914. Try this out and let the Library know what you think!

March 21, 2023

Linguistics Department

Larry Hyman, Professor Emeritus, Linguistics, was honored by Resulam, an organization of Cameroonians in the diaspora, for his contributions to Fè'éfè'ê, a Bamileke language spoken in Cameroon, around the town of Bafang. 

March 7, 2023

Sutardja Center

Via a collaboration with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and Ashesi University in Ghana, the Center for African Studies via the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, is able to bring five Ashesi undergraduate innovators to UC Berkeley. The students include Abigail Efua Tetteh (Ghana), Judercio Nhauche (Mozambique), Mcebo Vincent Hlanze (Eswatini), Sandra Nettey (Ghana), and Styve Zeumo Lekane (Cameroon).

February 15, 2023


Christine Wilkinson, alum (ESPM PhD 2021), former Rocca recipient (2018, 2017, 2016) and postdoc has won Cell Press’ third annual Rising Black Scientist Award for her essay "The coyote in the mirror: Embracing intersectionality to improve human-wildlife interactions."

October 25, 2022

Berkeley Research

The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded researchers at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health a two-year, $550,000 grant to develop and evaluate a pharmacy-based model to prevent high-risk women in Zimbabwe from contracting HIV.

August 24, 2022

Register for African Language Courses, Fall 2022

August 23, 2022

Pacific Film Archives

African Film Festival

September 7–October 29, 2022

After two years of pandemic-related cancellations or virtual screenings, we are proud to welcome the African Film Festival (AFF) back to BAMPFA. More information is here:

August 18, 2022


Beginning in 2019, the Center for African Studies and Le Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP) at Universite Jesuite in Abidjan have partnered on a Carnegie-funded project in Côte d’Ivoire, Documenting Violence and Promoting Peace in Africa: A Pilot Study for Data Collection in a Conflict-Affected Country.

July 21, 2022

History of Art

Dr. Nana Adusei-Poku is joining the History of Art Department as an assistant professor in African Diasporic art history this Fall ’22 and Dr. Zamansele Nsele will join as an assistant professor in Spring ’23.

November 16, 2021

Portrait of Martha Saavedra and text indicating that the ASA awards Martha Saavedra 2021 Outstanding Service Award

Martha Saavedra Wins 2021 African Studies Association Outstanding Service Award

February 22, 2017