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Job Opening: Senior Research at the Harvard Business School Africa Research Center

January 21, 2022

Senior Researcher,Harvard Business School Africa Research Center

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa with additional travel required across sub-Saharan Africa.

Background:
The Africa Research Center (ARC) is one of eight global research centers and seven regional offices, established by the HBS Global Initiative to assist the school's faculty in connecting to business leaders in various strategic regions for research and preparation of case studies. The Africa Research Center is in Johannesburg, South Africa, with an office in Lagos, Nigeria and covers sub-Saharan...

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Panashe Chigumadzi, PhD Candidate in African and African American Studies, Featured on TimesLIVE Podcast

January 18, 2022

Eusebius McKaiser, TimesLIVE contributor and political analyst, discussed Black consciousness, white tears: ubuntu’s challenge to liberalism with Panashe Chigumadzi. You can listen to the podcast here.

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Panashe Chigumadzi is an essayist and novelist. Her 2015 debut novel Sweet...

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Professor Kay Shelemay publishes book on Sentinel Musicians and the Making of the Ethiopian American Diaspora

January 14, 2022

Professor Kay Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of Music and African and African American Studies and CAS Executive Committee member, publishes Sing and Sing On: Sentinel Musicians and the Making of the Ethiopian American Diaspora with the University of Chicago Press.

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We regretfully announce the passing of CAS Leadership Council Member, Dr. Farai Shonhiwa

December 15, 2021

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Dr. Farai Shonhiwa’s (HBS '10) recent passing. Farai graduated from the Harvard Business School, where she was also co-president of the Africa Business Club. The Africa Business Club hosts the world's largest student-run event focused on business in Africa. Farai was qualified as a medical doctor and completed all Chartered Financial Analyst levels.

Farai's expertise in healthcare strategy placed her as the Head of Healthcare at Centum Investment Group in Kenya, where she was responsible for the execution...

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CAS Visiting Fellow Alum, Inam Yekwayo, Publishes Research Article

November 5, 2021

Dr. Inam Yekwayo, a Senior Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape, was a Harvard University Center for African Studies Visiting Fellow in 2019. During her time at Harvard worked closely with Professor Naomi Pierce, Sidney A. and John H. Hessel Professor of Biology at the Harvard Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Lepidoptera in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. She also tutored isiXhosa for the Harvard African Lanuage Program. 

On September 30, 2021, due to her collaboration and time at Harvard, Yekwayo and...

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Cross-border Collaboration with Colleagues in Africa

November 1, 2021

By Li-Ming Pan (Harvard Center for African Studies Communications and External Relations Officer)

As an area studies center at Harvard, we are no stranger to cross-border collaboration in a virtual world. However, this pandemic has shed new light on how we think about collaborating in the future. The Center connected with faculty affiliates and their research partners abroad who are successful in working between Harvard and Africa, and we are pleased to share their insights on this topic.

Although the nature of their work has always included remote work, due to the...

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Call for Applications: CAS-Harvard-Yenching Institute Training Program in African History and Cultures (AY 2022-23)

November 1, 2021

The CAS - Harvard-Yenching Institute Training Program in African History and Cultures
(Academic Year 2022-2023)


Harvard Faculty Advisors:

  • Emmanuel Akyeampong, Departments of History and AAAS, Harvard University Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies, Harvard University
  • John Mugane, AAAS and Director of the African Languages Program, Harvard University

South-South trade has gained a new prominence in Africa’s relations with Asia with China becoming Africa’s largest trading partner and lender in...

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