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MSU African Studies Center
October 19, 2021

Fall #7

Upcoming ASC Activities

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Eye On Africa presentation for this week has been cancelled. Please join us for our next Eye On Africa Seminar on Thursday, October 28.

We apologize for any inconveniences this cancellation may have caused.

African Tea Time: Liberia & Nigeria
Aspects of Africa’s History, Politics and Socio-economic Progress
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Register for Tea Time
Eye On Africa: Dr. Sibel Kusimba
Predators on the Silicon Savanna: Financing Care in Nairobi
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Register for Eye on Africa

Eye on Africa

Eye on Africa is a weekly seminar series of presentations on some of the latest, cutting edge research in Africa. The series creates an inclusive, holistic view of African history, social movements, the economy, science and politics.

Every Thursday, virtually, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST)

Event Flyer

Tea Time

African Tea Times are an opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African continent. Open to everyone.

Every other Thursday, virtually, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EST)

Event Flyer

Please see below for other opportunities

Alliance for African Partnership
Innovating financing for gender equity and implementing SDG #5 in Africa

October 27, 2021

Despite women being over fifty percent of the total global population and significant global attention being placed on gender and women’s empowerment, they are nowhere near achieving equality. Many organizations have instead adopted a gender equity principle of providing men and women not with the same resources, but with what they need to succeed. 

Fall 2021 MSU Education Abroad Presentation & Discussion
Preparing for Engagement in Africa: Orientation for Students, Faculty, and Community Partners

Friday, October 29, 2021
Registration Website

Dr. Nicole Webster is a professor at the Pennsylvania State University with many years of academic research and teaching experience in both formal and informal sectors across the African and Caribbean diasporas. 

Alliance for African Partnership
Call for Thought Pieces: Race and Ethnicity in Africa and the Diaspora

Deadline: October 30, 2021
Information on the Opportunity 

AAP Perspectives is issuing a call for thought pieces from anywhere in the world that are short, critical reflections of issues around race and ethnicity in higher education institutions as well as other key stakeholder organizations in Africa and the African Diaspora. 

Jobs, Fellowships and Grants

MSU African Studies Center: Travel Funding for Africanist Students
Deadline: Rolling
The African Studies Center (ASC) has funds to provide partial support to Africanist students with travel expenses related to research and presenting at scholarly conferences. Funding amount is up to $500 but varies depending on event and availability of funds.

Application Form

2022-23 Princeton in Africa Fellowship
Deadline: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A Princeton in Africa fellowship experience is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for personal and professional development and growth. It is often described as a way to get a foot in the door of the field of development on the African continent. 
Information on the Fellowship

The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and the German Historical Institute in Rome: Fellowship for African Studies
Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021
Post-doctoral scholars working in fields related to the study of precolonial and colonial African history c. 1250-1750, including art history, the history of expressive cultures, musicology, economic history, intellectual, political, and religious history, as well as literature and languages.
Information on How to Apply

Boren Fellowships and Scholarships
Deadlines: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 and Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests  and study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students.

Application Information

New York University: Department of History Assistant Professor of Africa Position
Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021
We especially welcome applicants whose work is focused on East Africa, Lusophone Africa, or Central Africa. Scholars of the African Diaspora, whose work engages substantively with those regions of Africa, are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African history.

Job Application Website

Emory University, Department of African American Studies: "Visions of Slavery" Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thus fellowship is a nine-month appointment from September 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and includes stipend, health benefits, moving expenses, and a research budget. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Emory University.
More Job Information

Duke Kunshan University: Faculty Position in World Literature

Deadline: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
A regular rank, tenure-track, position in World Literature with a focus on Africa to begin in the academic year 2022-2023.  We seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching take a global and/or comparative approach to understandings of Africa and African literatures. 
Job Application Website


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