News

Announcing our fellows for this year

September 7, 2021

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

The Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is aimed at providing opportunities for postdoctoral candidates to conduct independent research, publish, and increase knowledge in their fields of study that will be beneficial to the African continent and to prepare them to be successful in their chosen career paths. We are excited to introduce the Postdoctoral Fellows who will be with...

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Harvard University Center for African Studies Africa Office Recruiting for Administrative and Program Assistant Position

August 13, 2021

Admin Job position poster

The Harvard University Center for African Studies Africa Office is recruiting to fill the Administrative and Program Assistant position in its Johannesburg-based office. The incumbent is required to be resident in Johannesburg. This is a full-time position with the...

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Op-Ed: Covid-19 provides important lessons about global cooperation in public health

July 29, 2021

 

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tan Kun and Alex Taylor

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood. More so, it revealed important lessons about global cooperation in public health that must not be forgotten.

Wafaie Fawzi is the  Interim Oppenheimer faculty director, Harvard University Center for African Studies; Tang Kun is an associate professor, Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University; Alex Taylor is the executive director, Harvard University Center for...

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End of Year Message from the Faculty Director

May 27, 2021

As the academic year draws to a close, so too does my time as Interim Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard Center for African Studies. Despite the challenges we have all faced through the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been an honor to serve in this capacity, and I remain as positive and enthusiastic as ever about African Studies at Harvard. While the university may have been remote, CAS remained fully operational to our commitment that Africa matters at Harvard. Thanks to the CAS Executive Committee...

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Summer 2021 Student Grantees

May 26, 2021

In lieu of the Center’s regular Summer Travel Grants, CAS has offered funding for remote Africa-related internships and independent research projects for Summer 2021. It is with great pleasure that the Harvard Center for African Studies shares the following students who have received support to pursue virtual internships and research projects over the summer.

 

Summer Internship

  • Char Deslandes (College ’22) - UNDP South Africa Communications and Knowledge Management Internship
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Spring 2021 CAS Faculty Grant Recipients

May 24, 2021

The Harvard Center for African Studies supports faculty-led research projects for which other funding is not readily available. The primary purpose is to support projects related to Africa, to seed new areas of research and education, or to deepen existing areas of scholarship. Grants focus on any country in Africa that advance ideas related to Africa-Asia, or other regional engagements connecting Africa to the Global South. Research or educational opportunities at any school at Harvard are welcomed. More information:...

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Life after Idris Déby: Quo Vadis, Chad?

May 19, 2021

On May 19, 2021, Professor Daniel Agbiboa, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies  and CAS Faculty Affiliate, wrote on the news of the sudden death of Chadian President Idris Déby Itno on April 20, 2021.

 

Read more here: https://www.accord.org.za/analysis/life-after-idris-deby-quo-vadis-chad/

On May 19, 2021, Professor Daniel Agbiboa, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies  and CAS Faculty Affiliate, wrote on the...

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