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.
The Africa Studies Institute is a part of vibrant and growing resources in Middle East and North Africa studies at the University of Oklahoma. For more information on these resources and programs, visit our new MENA at OU page.
Video of "Military Coups and Human Rights in Africa," with Sètondji Roland Adjovi, International Law Specialist, March 8, 2022.
Video of "Precolonial Legacies in Contemporary Public Goods Delivery: Evidence from Decentralized West Africa" with Martha Wilfahrt, February 24, 2022.
|Loretta Bass||Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology|
Organizing Director, African Studies Institute
|Meta G. Carstarphen||Professor, Gaylord College of Journalism & Communication|
Affiliate Faculty, Clara Luper Department of
African & African-American Studies
|Professor, Clara Luper Department of African & African-American Studiesemail@example.com|
|Zermarie Deacon||Associate Professor, Department of Human Relationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Thomas R. Fenn||Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropologyemail@example.com|
|Greg A. Graham||Associate Professor, Clara Luper Department of African & African-American Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Betty J. Harris ||Professor, Department of Anthropologyemail@example.com|
|John C. Harris||Associate Professor, Division of Regional and City Planning, Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecturefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karlos K. Hill||Associate Professor and Department Chair, Clara Luper Department of African & African-American Studiesemail@example.com|
|Associate Provost, Inclusive Faculty Excellencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daniel Mains||Associate Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, Honors Collegeemail@example.com|
|James Olufowote||Associate Professor, Department of Communicationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andreana Prichard||Associate Professor of African History, Honors College|
Affiliate Faculty, Departments of History and International & Area Studies
|Bala Saho||Associate Professor, Department of Historyemail@example.com|
|Michael J. Soreghan||Assistant Professor, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy School of Geosciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elanie Steyn||Associate Professor and Journalism Area Head, Gaylord College of Journalism & Communicationemail@example.com|
|Bret Wallach||Professor, Department of Geographyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Janette Wallis||Lecturer, Environmental Studiesemail@example.com|
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.
Rethinking Expertise and Ingenuity in Africa (PDF): March 23, 2021
Essential Workers, COVID-19, and the African Diaspora (PDF): Oct. 20, 2020
Global BLM: African & African Diaspora Students Respond (PDF): Sept. 17, 2020
Arts in Contemporary Africa (PDF): March 10, 2020
Under Layers of Citizenship (PDF): February 13, 2020
Youth and Protest in Africa (PDF): November 12, 2019
A Traditional African Xylophone Performance (PDF): October 23, 2019
Ecology of Suffering (PDF): February 26, 2019
Bagisu Men Don't Cry (PDF): January 29, 2019