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May 3, 2024

Studying a language is an immediate way to immerse oneself in African knowledge systems.

Learn more: African languages at UC Berkeley

April 17, 2024

A forest area in NigeriaThe first time I scheduled a meeting with Linus Unah, a UC Berkeley alumnus with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, the meeting had to be rescheduled as Unah raced off to lead a small crew in filming the rescue of a manatee about to be sold.

April 1, 2024

March 7, 2024

CAS Big Give 2024 10 Years Aglo with African fabric background

Dear Friends of the Center for African Studies,

February 14, 2024

International House

The International House at UC Berkeley is commemorating Black History Month through a YouTube video series. In consists of clips from residents, including many Mastercard Foundation Scholars, as well as alumni interviews by Scholar and I-House Global Community Ambassador, Excellence Joshua. More videos are added to the playlist throughout the month of February.

February 9, 2024

Berkeley Study Abroad

UC Berkeley students who join the Summer 2024 study abroad program "Pan Afrikan Social Movements: Past, Present and Future" in Ghana will receive a $1,000 scholarship! Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

January 23, 2024

Public Affairs

Rocca and FLAS fellowship recipient, Annelise Gill-Wiehl’s conducts research on the affect of efficient cookstoves in Tanzania. Gill-Wiehl, Daniel Kammen, and Kathrine Lau’s findings share that these cookstoves are “overestimated” in their carbon saving credit.

January 16, 2024

January 11, 2024

School of Public Health

Misbath Dauda joined the School of Public Health in January 2024. She is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences whose interdisciplinary research focuses on the health equity implications of climate mitigation strategies in the US and in West Africa.

January 10, 2024

UC Berkeley Library

Trial access to the Africa Commons digital archival collections, produced by Coherent Digital, is available until January 31st.  This resource provides access to books, magazines, newspapers, government documents, manuscripts, photographs, videos, and oral histories related to African history and culture.  Africa Commons is a project which aims to enable Africa to easily control, digitize, and disseminate its cultural heritage–within Africa, and internationally.

December 14, 2023

Studying a language is an immediate way to immerse oneself in African knowledge systems.

December 11, 2023

Portrait of Julia SchaletzkyJulia Schaletzky is executive director of the Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases, Drug Discovery Center, at UC Berkeley, which co-founded the Alliance of Global Health and Science several years ago to integrate research at UC Berkeley with Makerere University in Uganda.

November 1, 2023

UC Berkeley Crowdfunding

The Center for African Studies is thrilled to be participating again in Berkeley's November Crowdfunding campaign to promote equity and inclusion. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to support undergraduate research in Africa through our Geist and Rosberg Travel awards.

October 24, 2023

Berkeley News

New banners celebrate 150+ years of Berkeley's prominence in teaching world languages, including African languages. Some 60 languages are taught on campus, and revitalizing and preserving endangered languages is a priority. This is an outcome of the UC Berkeley Task Force on Languages, Language-Based Disciplines and Global Citizenship.

June 5, 2023

Studying a language is an immediate way to immerse oneself in African knowledge systems.

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.