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Graduate student Supraja Saravanakumar did a public health internship in Kenya last summer with support from a Dr. Elizabeth Woldemussie Fellowship. Her work there built on many years of volunteer service in health education.

Posted: 3/1/2024

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UCLA doctoral student Mustapha Outbakat returned to Morocco last summer to conduct initial fieldwork and archival research for his dissertation, aided by a fellowship from the UCLA African Studies Center.

Posted: 10/17/2023

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Galaan Hayle spent the summer of 2022 on a coffee farm about 70 to 80 miles outside of Addis Ababa, conducting research on coffee checkpoints.

Posted: 2/1/2023

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Victor Agadjanian's current research project, which builds on a previous study of the impact of male labor migration, will investigate the health, economic and social security, and informal social ties of women at midlife.

Posted: 10/28/2022

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Faculty who regularly teach required courses in the international development studies major speak about their courses and how they work collaboratively to build student knowledge of the subject matter.

Posted: 8/8/2022

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The four-day meeting brought together digital and computational experts from around the globe, drawing an average daily attendance of over 400 people.

Posted: 7/29/2022

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Hayley Farrell, an international development studies major, has spent her senior year studying at the University of Ghana while interning at a non-profit in Accra.

Posted: 5/25/2022

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Monthly newsletter listing African-focused events at UCLA.

Posted: 4/4/2022

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The UCLA African Studies Center and Samueli School of Engineering are pleased to announce a 10-part webinar series on the Nile River Basin crisis.

Posted: 11/8/2021

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In a masterful lecture, Ndlovu-Gatsheni, professor and chair of epistemologies of the global south at Bayreuth University (Germany), laid out the intellectual history of decolonization in Africa and African studies and the many “turns” within it.

Posted: 8/16/2021

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Following the largest anti-racist demonstrations in its history in June 2020, Belgium took belated action to confront its colonial past.

Posted: 4/30/2021

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Over the past several months, the African Studies Center, the Asia Pacific Center and the International Institute have received generous gifts to support their operations and programs.

Posted: 4/8/2021

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Professor Cheryl Keyes was chosen to join the executive committee for the Smithsonian's Anthology of Hip Hop and Rap.

Posted: 4/4/2021

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Daniel Posner, Professor in the Department of Political Science was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021!

Posted: 4/4/2021

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The newly established Dr. Elizabeth Woldemussie Centennial Global Health Fund at the UCLA African Studies Center will support UCLA students to travel to Africa to conduct health-centered research or an original intervention with a local community development agency.

Posted: 2/12/2021

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