The ASP is pleased to welcome our new MA students: Trevor Phipps, Ibrahim Odugbemi, Barakaeli Mbise, and Samantha Hyde (not shown)!
Karibu –welcome- to Twalha Kassaisa, African Studies Program’s 2019-2020 Swahili Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant!
The African Studies Program, the Wright School of Education’s P-16 Center, and several other HLS areas studies centers recently hosted the 2019 HLS Summer Institute.
The African Studies Program congratulates this year’s cohort for the STARTALK Swahili summer language program!
Bloomington area school-aged children in grades K-6 will be able to learn introductory KiSwahili through the award winning after-school program Bridges: Children, Languages, World.
Congratulations to Jenny Parker on her appointment as Director of the West Africa Research Association! Jenny is also completing an African Studies Program minor as a Ph.D. candidate in the IU Department of Anthropology. We wish her the best on her new endeavor in Boston, Massachusetts!
IU ASP alumna Dr. Joanna Grabski (Art History) was nominated for the African Studies Association 2018 Herskovits Prize for her book, Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar (Indiana University Press). The annual award is for the best scholarly work on Africa, published in English, during the previous year.
IU alumna Kathleen Bickford Berzock (Ph.D., Art History) will curate an exciting new exhibition at the Northwestern University Block Museum of Art: Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa. The exhibition runs January 26, 2019, through July 21, 2019.
The African Studies Program is excited to be included among eleven international centers and programs in the IU School of Global and International Studies to receive Title VI funding. This is a record number of SGIS centers to receive funding totaling $18.8 million.