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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.

Events, Announcements & Media

Global BLM student roundtable, held Thursday, September 17, 2020

People

Kalenda Eaton
Associate Professor, Clara Luper Department of African & African-American Studies
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Rita Keresztesi
Associate Professor, Department of English
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Natalie Letsa
Wick Cary Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Department of International & Area Studies
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Loretta Bass
Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology
Organizing Director, African Studies Institute
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Meta G. Carstarphen
Professor, Gaylord College of Journalism & Communication
Affiliate Faculty, Clara Luper Department of African & African-American Studies
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Jeanette R. Davidson
Professor, Clara Luper Department of African & African-American Studies
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Zermarie Deacon 
Associate Professor, Department of Human Relations
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Thomas R. Fenn
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology 
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Greg A. Graham
Associate Professor, Clara Luper Department of African & African-American Studies
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Betty J. Harris 
Professor, Department of Anthropology
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John C. Harris
Associate Professor, Division of Regional and City Planning, Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture
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Karlos K. Hill
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Clara Luper Department of African & African-American Studies
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Jane Irungu
Associate Provost, Inclusive Faculty Excellence
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Daniel Mains
Associate Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, Honors College
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James Olufowote
Associate Professor, Department of Communication
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Andreana Prichard
Associate Professor of African History, Honors College
Affiliate Faculty, Departments of History and International & Area Studies
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Bala Saho
Associate Professor, Department of History
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Michael J. Soreghan
Assistant Professor, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy School of Geosciences
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Elaine Steyn
Associate Professor and Journalism Area Head, Gaylord College of Journalism & Communication
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Bret Wallach
Professor, Department of Geography
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Janette Wallis
Lecturer, Environmental Studies
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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.