• Afrofiles

    A podcast featuring conversations and stories by students of African Studies, centering Africa and embracing the pluralism of perspectives, approaches, and projects within African Studies.

  • 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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Left to right, front row: Woo-kyoung Ahn, winner of the Lex Hixon ’63 Prize; Karin Roffman, senior lecturer in humanities, a co-winner of the Richard H. Brodhead ’68 Prize; Quan Tran, co-winner of the Richard H. Brodhead ’68 Prize; Stephanie Newell, winner of the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize; and Tamar Gendler, dean of FAS. Back row: Jeffrey Brock, dean of the School of Engineering and dean of science for FAS; Kenneth Winkler, winner of the Harwood F. Byrnes/Richard B. Sewall Teaching Prize; Marla Geha, wi
“Stephanie Newell, Professor of English and interim chair, Council on African Studies, your students are dazzled by your ability to challenge them, intellectually and...
Africa business conferences, often run by MBA students at business schools, are phenomenal networking events. In recent years, however, many have devolved into one-day resume...
Yale University announced on March 29 the eight recipients of the 2022 Windham-Campbell Prizes, marking the 10th anniversary of one of the world’s most significant...
On March 4-5, 2022, the Council on African Studies will host a conference on African Epistemologies for the 21st Century to discuss novel conceptual frameworks in...
(Photo courtesy of Lively Minds)
In 2017 and 2018, researchers evaluated a pilot program to improve early childhood development and education in two rural districts in Ghana. The results were promising,...
From left: Ed Hendrickson, Akua Agyei-Boateng, and Charlotte Bednarski
In the midst of the COVID pandemic, a group of African Studies MA students decided it was the perfect time to launch a podcast featuring conversations and stories by the...