Lusayo Mwakatika, Commencement Speaker

Congratulation to Lusayo Mwakatika, a King-Morgridge Scholar, who will give the 2021 graduation speech. You can tune into Lusayo’s speech on graduation day, here. The undergraduate ceremony will begin Saturday, May 8, at 12pm CST.   …

Congratulations Graduates!

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW GRADUATE DEGREE HOLDERS AFFILIATED WITH OUR PROGRAM   Kate Carter | Ph.D. in Political Science | Advisor: Scott Straus Kate is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science. Her research in …

AFRICA IN OUR LIVES: SAM MEYERSON

  Sam Meyerson is a PhD student in African History–a social and political historian with interests in interethnic relations, conflict, historical memory, environmental history, and the state in postcolonial Africa. He is particularly interested in …

Appreciating Mark Lilleleht

The African Studies Program would like to extend our appreciation for Mark Lilleleht, Assistant Director for Awards at IRIS. Mark’s commitment to African Studies Program spans over two decades. He began his tenure at UW …

Appreciating Safiya Jama

The African Studies Program would like to extend our gratitude to Safiya Jama. Safiya is an MA student in the Educational Policy Program who has supported the African Studies Program for a couple of years. …