• Promoting Study of African Languages

    The Program in African Languages offers regular courses in a few major African languages including Swahili, Yoruba and Zulu, taught at Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

  • African women

    Commitment to interdisciplinary research and study of Africa

    The Council fosters an academic environment where students and faculty seek novel approaches to issues in African studies through joint endeavors across institutions at Yale, regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Professor Cécile Fromont, History of Art; Assistant Professor Didac Queralt, Political Science
Cécile Fromont, Professor, History of Art, and Didac Queralt, Assistant Professor, Political Science, have been awarded the 2023 international book prizes by the Whitney and...
June 20 is World Refugee Day designated by the UN General Assembly. This year is a critical juncture for the international refugee response as the second Global Refugee...
Nobel Laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah. Photo by Harold Shapiro.
On April 19, the Council on African Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center hosted Nobel Laureate and celebrated author Abdulrazak Gurnah for a two-day visit to campus. At Yale...
The Yale School of Architecture has launched a new scholarship honoring the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Francis Kéré to support African students studying...
Yale Ph.D. candidates Alex Fialho and Alexandra “Aly” Thomas in front of the Keiskamma Art Project’s Creation Altarpiece (2007) at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg in January 2023
In January 2023, the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies sponsored research trips to South Africa for two Ph.D. candidates in the Departments of the History of...
The last of the French soldiers deployed in the Central African Republic board a cargo plane to leave the Bangui airport on Dec. 15, 2022. BARBARA DEBOUT/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
Central Africa is a ‘testing ground,’ says Yale Associate Professor of Anthropology Louisa Lombard on Russian mercenaries’ growing presence in the region