Welcome to the Program in African Studies
Princeton University's Program in African Studies is one of the most diverse of its kind in the nation. It is an interdisciplinary program with faculty from the humanities and social, natural, and engineering sciences playing an active role in teaching and advising research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. AFS is an affiliate of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Navigate this website with the buttons to the left to learn more about the program and the requirements for an undergraduate Certificate of Proficiency.
The Princeton in Dar es Salaam Kiswahili is a summer study abroad program designed in the spirit of Princeton University’s commitment to providing high quality opportunities that allow its undergraduates to encounter firsthand the peoples, culture, and contemporary concerns of other regions of the world.
To know more about this program read "Out of Africa" by Charles Butler
Boren Award and the African Languages Initiative -- Now with French
Application for 2014-15 now available. Read more >>
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Fall 2014October 23
Cracks of Light: Social Restitution for South Africa's Future
216 Aaron Burr Hall
Debora Silverman (UCLA)
“Kongo or Congo? Violence, Modernism and the Visual Unconscious of Belgian Colonialism, 1897-2013”
Donald Cosentino (UCLA, Emeritus)
“Four Moments Revisited: Kongo in the American Imaginary”
This lecture series is cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology and Center for African American Studies. It is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Kongo across the Waters at the Princeton University Art Museum (October 25, 2014 – January 25, 2015).
Jason Young (University of Buffalo), “Kongo in Carolina: Art, History and the Politics of Authenticity,”
5:00P.M., McCosh 50
Wyatt MacGaffey (Haverford College, Emeritus), “Art of Power, Power of Art,”
5:30P.M., McCormick 101
Chika Okeke-Agulu (Princeton University), In conversation with artists René Stout and Radcliffe Bailey, 5:30P.M., Art Museum Galleries
Wednesday morning breakfast meetings at 8 a.m. in 216 Aaron Burr Hall--click here for the full schedule
Read an article about Princeton in Dar es Salaam in PIIRS News