Jenna Johnson-Hanks

Professor and Executive Dean, College of Letters & Science

Larry Hyman

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School
Linguistics: Phonology; Tonal Geometry; Bantu Languages; Comparative Bantu On-Line Dictionary (CBOLD)

Leonardo Arriola

Director, Associate Dean, Professor of Political Science
Political Science
Center for African Studies
College of Letters and Sciences

Leonardo Arriola studies ethnic politics, party systems, and political economy in Africa. His current research focuses on the formation of multiethnic electoral coalitions among opposition parties in Africa. He has conducted field research in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Senegal. He has previously been a Fulbright scholar at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University, a visiting researcher at the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal, and a predoctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. He earned a...

Collaboration brings 5 Ashesi University students to UCB

March 7, 2023

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).

Larry Hyman honored by Resulam for contributions to Fè'éfè'ê

March 21, 2023

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.

Fall 2022 African Film Festival at the PFA

August 23, 2022

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:

Julie Freccero

MPH, Director
Public Health
Health and Human Rights Program

Martha Wilfahrt

Associate Professor
Political Science