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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.
 
Spring 2015 Course Registration
 
Register today for many wonderful courses on Africa!
Don't miss the History course "African and WWII" taught by Carolyn Brown!

 
News at Rutgers
 
Rutgers Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor Clement Alexander Price (1945-2014)
Price was a historical lense to Newark's past and present.
 
The Rutgers Response to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa
Renewed Call to Action
 
 
(The announcement includes how to make financial donations, which medical supplies are most urgently needed, and where to ship the supplies. Your assistance is so greatly appreciated, we thank you for your generosity!)
 
The CAS Appeal to President Obama and Congress
to increase, broaden and quicken the response to the Ebola epidemic was
Published in the NY Times on October 6, 2014!
Co-written by Meredeth Turshen and Tefera Gezmu (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Al Howard (History).
 
(including the link to the video of our CAS Ebola Teach-in October 23, 2014, and The Daily Targum's coverage, as well as the link to the video of the Ebola Forum held at RU on November 14, 2014.)
 
Abena P. A. Busia's Announcement that she and CAS Director Ousseina Alidou
Have Won their Bid for The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship
 

Dear CAS Community,
We are delighted to announce that we have received news that our bid
for The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship has been successful. This
means that Rutgers Center for African Studies amongst the very first
cohort of organizations to be given this new very competitive fellowship,
under the auspices of The Institute For International Education.
This Fellowship, announced last year at the African Studies Association,
is directed at creating synergy between Africa born Diasporic scholars in
the United States, and continental African Universities, for
collaborative research, training, and co-curricular development and other
capacity building projects. It can be used to cover the cost of scholar
exchanges and intensive short term workshops amongst other projects. Our
particular grant will support Dr. Ousseina Alidou, Director of The Center
for African Studies and Dr. Abena Busia, Chair of Women’s and Gender
Studies, in going to West Africa to hold workshops related to the work of
the partnership between CAS and UNESCO in our ongoing initiative in
co-developing a curriculum in gender and transformative leadership for
Africa. CAS and UNESCO are working in partnership with African
universities Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, the University of
Ghana, Legon, Tubman University in Liberia and the University of the
Gambia along with NGOs in those countries to create what, when completed,
will be a collectively owned flexible open source curriculum for a wide
range of communities.

Dr. Abena P. A. Busia
Chair, Department of Women's & Gender Studies
Director and Executive Board Member, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

 
CAS WARMLY WECOMES JOANNA BOAMPONG AND AYOKUNLE OMOBOWALE!
 
The 2014 African Studies Association Presidential Fellows,
Joanna Boampong (Modern Languages, University of Ghana) and
Ayokunle Omobowale (Sociology, University of Ibadan) have arrived at CAS!
Many thanks to the African Studies Association and the American Council of Learned Societies
for making their Rutgers visit possible! The fellows will be at Rutgers until Wednesday, November 19 when they travel to the 57th annual conference of the ASA, which will be held this year in Indianapolis.
 
From left to right: Ayokunle Omobowale, CAS Director Ousseina Alidou,
CAS work study student Chioma Nwankwo, and Joanna Boampong
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
 
The Department of Anthropology's Rob Scott presents a talk by Ann Kelly (University of Exeter) entitled,
"An Anthropological Perspective on the Ebola Outbreak,"

hosted in Anthropology's signature course, "Extinction."

Monday November 17, 2:15pm-3:35pm
RSVP Required
(location provided through online rsvp process; seating is limited)
(Please use Firefox to rsvp. If the page will not load please contact Renee DeLancey for assistance.)
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
 
CAS, Comparative Literature, the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Women's and Gender Studies
proudly present a talk by Wendy Belcher (Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University)
entitled, "Same-Sex Intimacies in an Early Modern African Text about an Ethiopian Female Saint, Gädlä Wälättä P̣eṭros (1672)."




Tuesday, December 2, 5:30pm-7:10pm
Comparative Literature Office Building
195 College Avenue
COLLEGE AVENUE CAMPUS

abstract and bio


A story about Prof. Belcher’s work on this text appeared in
http://discovery.princeton.edu/2012/12/02/the-life-of-an-ethiopian-saint/


Special thanks to CAS Director Ousseina Alidou for holding this talk in her "Women Writers of Africa" course
(01:013:401:01, 16:730:660:01, 16:195:504:01, 16:016:502:01).
 
 
PLEASE ENJOY THESE PICS FROM THE PRESIDENT KIKWETE PROGRAM AT RU SEPTEMBER 26
 
CAS sincerely thanks the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs for making this program a fantastic success! We were so very honored to receive President Kikwete and his team of delegates at Rutgers.
 
From left to right:
Dick Edwards (Executive Vice President Academic Affairs and Chancellor, New Brunswick) and Joanna Regulska (Vice President, International and Global Affairs) (front row), Governor Florio and Ousseina Alidou (Director, Center for African Studies) preceding row

Eman Osagie (President, RU-Wanawake), Kafilatu Tiamiyu (Secretary, TWESE), President Kikwete, and far right Faidat Gbajabiamila (Secretary of RU-Wanawake)

From left to right
Governor Florio, President Kikwete, and CAS Director Ousseina Alidou

Govenror Florio, President Kikwete, Ousseina Alidou, and Abena P. A. Busia (Chair, Women's and Gender Studies)

Katie Orlemanski (Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology) and President Kikwete
 
From left to right:
CAS receiving line and Peter March (from left to right: Renee Larrier (Associate Director, Center for African Studies), Abena P. A. Busia, Dorothy Hodgson, Peter March (Executive Dean, School of Arts and Sciences), and Ousseina Alidou)

CAS pic with President Kikwete (from left to right: Renée DeLancey (Manager, CAS), Renée Larrier (Associate Director, CAS), President Kikwete, Abena P. A. Busia, and Ousseina Alidou)
 
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)
     


Cati Coe, Author
University of Chicago Press November 2013


James E. Simon, Co-editor
ACS Publications, October 2013
 
 



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