• 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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Jonny Steinberg
New York, NY (March 21, 2024)—Tonight at the New School, the National Book Critics Circle announced the recipients of its book awards for publishing year 2023...
Elizabeth Elango
The following interview is part of the Council on African Studies’ Alumni Spotlight series featuring graduates from both the Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in...
The award recognizes excellence in teaching in undergraduate programs and enables recipients to dedicate their summer to research.
During a trip to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in central Kenya, Yale's Veronica Waweru noticed rows of shallow pits drilled into rock where she believes ancient people played a version of the game Mancala, a two-player, strategy-based board game still played across the world today. (Photos courtesy of Veronica Waweru)
The discovery of about 20 ancient Mancala game boards carved on rocks in central Kenya demonstrates the benefits of scholars partnering with local amateurs.
Tony Yeboah
This past October, CAS Graduate Affiliate and PhD student in History Tony Yeboah attended the Urban History Association conference with support from the...
Cajetan Iheka, CAS Chair, with students
In 2013 President Salovey announced the launch of the Yale Africa Initiative (YAI) to enhance the breadth and depth of teaching and learning about Africa, to...