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Welcome! Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Karibu! Akwaaba! Ẹ ku abọ!
Learn the African languages Arabic, Swahili, Twi, and Yoruba in the
Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures


CAS promotes the teaching of Africa through curricular and faculty development. It informs a broader public through a vigorous outreach program of community projects and educators' workshops for K-12 teachers and coordinates a large offering of Africa-related courses throughout the university system. Building on the Rutgers commitment to international education, CAS also supports faculty research in Africa and builds linkages with Africa-based scholars, institutions of higher-learning and non-governmental organizations.
CAS members serve as consultants to public officials, businesses, schools and ngo's.
 
REGISGER TODAY FOR FALL 2014 COURSES ON AFRICA!
 
LIST OF FALL 2014 AFRICA COURSES
 
EXCITING NEWS:
Richard Schroeder's Teaching Award
 
Richard Schroeder, Chair, Department of Geography at the School
of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and former CAS Director, has been awarded
the Doctoral Teaching Award by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools!
CAS sincerely congratulates you on this wonderful award, Rick!

PICTURE FROM AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT JAMES PRITCHETT'S
LECTURE ON APRIL 17,
"The Lunda-Ndembu: Myth and the Making of Contemporary Consciousness in Northwestern Zambia"
 


PICTURES FROM JEAN SEMLER'S (CHANGE A LIFE UGANDA) APRIL 15 TALK ON
Basket Weaving and Storytelling in Uganda



Special thanks to CAS Director Ousseina Alidou for holding this talk in her
Department of African, Middle, Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures course, "African Folklore and Myth" (01:013:312).

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Thursday, April 17
CAS, the African Studies Association, the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and the Livingston Campus Dean present the
9th Annual African Studies Association Presidential Lecture at Rutgers

by ASA President James Pritchett (Anthropology, Michigan State University) entitled,
"The Lunda-Ndembu: Myth and the Making of Contemporary Consciousness in Northwestern Zambia"



Thursday, April 17, 1:40pm-3pm
Livingston Student Center, Room 201B
LIVINGSTON CAMPUS

Special thanks to CAS Director Ousseina Alidou for hosting this lecture in her AMESALL
"African Folkore and Myth" course 01:013:312.
 
Thursday, April 24
CAS and the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures
present a talk by Carol Sterling (Arts and Education Consultant and Educational Puppeteer) entitled,
"Bringing Puppetry to Education Majors in Uganda as a U.S. Fulbright Specialist"



Thursday, April 24, 2014
1:40pm-3pm
Beck Hall Room 221
LIVINGSTON CAMPUS

Special thanks to CAS Director Ousseina Alidou for hosting this lecture in her AMESALL
"African Folkore and Myth" course 01:013:312.
 
Wednesday, April 30

CAS and the Departments of French and Comparative Literature present readings by
Clayton Eshleman
(National Book Award winning poet and translator).
In the first session of this double-reading Eshleman will read selections of his renowned translations of the poetry of Aimé Césaire, the great Martiniquan Surrealist, with readings of the French originals by François Cornilliat. In the second session, Eshleman will read selections of his own profoundly original poems from The Grindstone of Rapport and other works. This reading will be followed by a brief reception.



Wednesday, April 30
3pm-4:15pm Rutgers Student Center
5pm-6pm Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS

 
LATEST ISSUE OF OUR CAS NEWSLETTER: FALL 2013
 
 
CAS CONGRATULATIONS ABOUND!
 

CAS CONGRATULATES GEOGRAPHY PH.D. CANDIDATE HELEN ELIZABETH OLSEN

for winning the 2013 Royal Air Morocco-African Studies Association Student Travel Award at the 2013 annual ASA meeting in Baltimore. The grant, which is in its inaugural year, will provide a voucher for Helen to travel to Sierra Leone via Air Maroc next summer to conduct pre-dissertation research and undergo intensive language training.

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CAS CONGRATULATES CAS DIRECTOR OUSSEINA ALIDOU
AND CAS FACULTY MEMBERS CATI COE AND JIM SIMON ON THEIR NEW BOOKS!
 

Muslim Women in Postcolonial Kenya: Leadership, Representation, and Social Change
By Ousseina D. Alidou
University of Wisconsin Press, November 2013



The Scattered Family: Parenting, African Migrants, and Global Inequality
By Cati Coe
University of Chicago Press, November 2013



African Natural Plant Products Volume II: Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry, Health, and Nutrition
Volume 1127

Editors: H. Rodolfo Juliani, James E. Simon, Chi-Tang Ho
ACS Publications, October 2013 (web)
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CAS CONGRATULATES JULIE LIVINGSTON!

Julie Livingston (History)
has been awarded the
Wellcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems
by the Royal Anthropological Institute: http://www.therai.org.uk/.
This is one of its oldest medals, having been set up by the Founder of the Wellcome Trust himself.

Julie has also received a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship!
The fellowship recognizes “exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement,
and the potential for even more significant contributions in the future."
See Her MacArthur Fellow 2013 Video

She is the second lecturer in the Institute for Research on Women's 2013-14 Distinguished Lecture Series
on “The Gendered Intimacies of Global Health”
Thursday, October 24. 4:30pm
162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick (Douglass)
Please come and celebrate her award at a reception beforehand (4:00 p.m.).
Free and open to the public.
 
 
GENDER AND LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA PARTNERSHIP
 
 
Watch this video on the launching of the Gender and Leadership in Africa Partnership!
The meeting was held in Dakar, Senegal in November 2012.


 
The images below were taken at the July 19-22, 2013 second curriculum workshop on
gender transformative leadership in Africa. Enjoy!


UNESCO in collaboration with Rutgers University, UNFPA, and African Universities (Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, and Liberia)
Abuja, Nigeria, July 19-22, 2013


From left to right: Dr. Hassana Alidou (Chief of Section, Basic to Higher Education and Learning, UNESCO Regional for Education in Africa (BREDA), and Director, UNESCO Abuja Bureau); Dr. Ann Therese Njdon-Jatta, Director of UNESCO's Regional Office for Education in Africa and UNESCO's representative in Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and The Gambia), and Dr. Ousseina Alidou (Director, Center for African Studies, Rutgers University; Professor, Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures)


From left to right: Dr. Ousseina Alidou (Director, Center for African Studies, Rutgers University; Professor, Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures); Dr. Abena P.A. Busia (Chair, Women's and Gender Studies Department, Rutgers University); Dr. Funmi Soetan; and Dr. Hajo Sani

 
 
BOOKS ON AFRICA

A continually updated list of new books on Africa in the Rutgers libraries can be viewed on the
African Studies Research Guide.
 
 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY OUR FABULOUS FACULTY (AND MORE BOOKS)
     


Genese Marie Sodikoff, Author
Indiana University Press September 2012



Richard A. Schroeder, Author
Indiana University Press August 2012

 
 



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