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African Studies Institute

The African Studies Institute (ASI) at the University of Oklahoma is an emerging, interdisciplinary center dedicated to research and the study of Africa, as well as building a community of those interested in Africa in the state of Oklahoma.

People

Loretta Bass, Professor
Sociology
Organizing Director, African Studies Institute
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Meta G. Carstarphen, Associate Dean
Gaylord School of Journalism
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Jeanette R. Davidson, Director
African and African-American Studies
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Zermarie Deacon, Assistant Professor
Human Relations
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Greg A. Graham, Assistant Professor
African and African-American Studies
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Betty J. Harris, Professor
Anthropology
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John C. Harris, Assistant Professor
Division of Regional and City Planning
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Rita Keresztesi, Associate Professor
Department of English
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Mary Lawhon, Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
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James Olufowote, Assistant Professor
Communication
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Andreana Prichard, Wick Cary Assistant Professor
Honors, History and IAS Affiliate
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Bala Saho, Assistant Professor
History Department
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Elaine Steyn, Associate Professor
Gaylord School of Journalism
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Bret Wallach, Professor
Geography
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Janette Wallis, Lecturer
Environmental Studies
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Felix Wao
Director of Academic Assessment for Learning Outcomes
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Past Events

Scholarships

 

The Ambassador Edward J. Perkins Scholarship
The Ambassador Edward J. Perkins Scholarship was created to assist University of Oklahoma students to pursue studies in Africa and other strategic areas. Students from overseas may also be supported to come to the University of Oklahoma for study (see details regarding admissions for international students).  This fund was established in the memory of the late Marjorie Schenfeld Stewart.

The Millie Schafer Sitzman Award
The Millie Schafer Sitzman Award was created to assist University of Oklahoma students to pursue studies in Africa.

The David L. Boren College of International Studies Board of Visitors Scholarship
The Board of Visitors Study Abroad Scholarship was created out of the initiative and generosity of advisors to, and constituents of, the David L. Boren College of International Studies at The University of Oklahoma. The scholarship is unique in that it emphasizes the value of study abroad experiences in destinations that are typically underrepresented.

 

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Request for Proposals
The Office of Education Abroad and the African Regional Advisory Committee at the University of Oklahoma seek proposals from OU faculty members to teach a summer course for the Journey to Africa program in the summer of 2014.  This program is designed to introduce OU undergraduates to Africa and world affairs, and consists of two 3-credit IAS courses taught over a period of four weeks.  These courses are subject to approval as upper-division General Education courses.

African Student Association