Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

IAS Opportunites

Resistance Literature -- Thirty Years Later/Then and Now

OCTOBER 12, 2017: A symposium at the Heyman Center at Columbia University, to mark three decades since the publication of Barbara Harlow's Resistance Literature -- and to mark the passing of Barbara as a teacher, mentor, interlocutor, and comrade.

Call for Papers: African Global Experiences

Call for Papers

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition that aims to explore the full scope of the African world. We are especially seeking to broaden our scope of diasporic African content.

African Studies Review Pipeline for Emerging African Scholars Workshop

African Studies Review Pipeline for Emerging African Scholars Workshop
In Collaboration with the African Studies Association (USA)
November 14-15, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
The African Studies Review (ASR) convenes Pipeline for Emerging African Scholars (PEAS)
Workshops in collaboration with the African Studies Association to stimulate, solicit,
and further develop high quality journal submissions from emerging scholars of African
studies under the mentorship of senior Africanists. In collaboration with the ASA the ASR

Conference on Africa Business and Entrepreneurship- Oct 4-7, 2017

Call for Papers

The Centre for International Business Advancement at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is hosting the 8th Annual Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Conference from October 4-7, 2017 at VCU, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
A “Call for Papers” and other conference details can be found at
We hope to see you and any of your colleagues who might be interested, at the conference as paper presenters or participants as we discuss important and ground breaking dimensions of doing business in Africa.



Students of African languages are invited to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for summer (2014) and academic year (2014-2015) study of Zulu, Arabic, Swahili, or Wolof.



IAS Fellowship Opportunity for Second Year SIPA MIA/MPA students: each year, the IAS selects a SIPA MIA/MPA student in their second year to work as the Institute’s Program Assistant (also known as the Departmental Research Assistant). The position involves 15 hours per week of support throughout the academic year with event management and publicity. In exchange, the Program Assistant receives a stipend and financial support towards tuition. The competition for this fellowship is announced in the spring of every year.