Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

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March 25, 2015

Your Link to the Community of West Africa & Diaspora Scholars

Undergraduate Paper Competition 2015
Deadline Extended through May 31, 2015

WARA is offering four awards for outstanding undergraduate essays on West Africa. We welcome essays in all disciplinary areas and on topics of current relevance to the region. This competition is open to all students who are enrolled in undergraduate programs at WARA member institutions.

March 25, 2015

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March 9, 2015

For Souleymane Bachir Diagne, a professor of French and philosophy, teaching is about finding the right balance in the classroom. He evaluates how much time to spend presenting information versus leading a lively discussion with students, and his syllabus includes specific questions about each reading.

February 27, 2015

The Dakar Institute of African Studies - L'Institut d'Etudes Africaines de Dakar

The Dakar Institute of African Studies is an accredited center of learning and research housed in the West African Research Center (WARC) in Fann Residence, a well-known suburb of Dakar. The Dakar Institute provides a summer program as well as research and internship opportunities in Senegal for undergraduate students interested in developing their knowledge of Africa.

February 5, 2015

2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
Application deadline: March 15, 2015
CODESRIA is a Pan-African membership research organization established in 1973 with the broad goal of promoting the work of African and Diaspora social scientists. A key goal of CODESRIA at its inception was to increase African contributions to social scientific work on the continent, in an era when scholars from outside of Africa dominated efforts at understanding the continent. Funding research by African scholars and publishing the results of such work were key tools in this struggle.

January 17, 2015

We invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position for a scholar working on Islam in Africa in any time-period and region and in any discipline. The fellow will teach one course in the Department of History, pursue his/her own research, participate in the activities of Stanford Center for African Studies and Stanford Global Studies Division, and contribute to the intellectual life on campus.



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