Programs and Departments

Fellowships and Funding

Student Organizations

Faculty Publications

These are just some highlights of recent faculty work exploring this region. For additional faculty publications, please visit the Brandeis Faculty Guide.

Africa in the United Nations System

by Wellington Nyangoni

Brothers and Strangers: Black Zion, Black Slavery, 1914–1940

by Ibrahim Sundiata

Creole Recitations

by Faith L. Smith

The Edge of Islam

by Janet McIntosh

Engendering the Global Financial and Economic Crisis: Unveiling the Links between Formal and Informal Sectors in the Mining Regions in Zambia and their Gender Implications

Manuscript co-authored by M. Cristina Espinosa

Partnerships and Connections

Other Resources

Blogs and Profiles


The global Brandeis commitments to social justice, sustainable development and arts and culture have special meaning in the university’s connections to sub-Saharan Africa and the Afro-Atlantic world. Courses on “The Political Economy of Southern Africa” and “Francophone African Literature” explore the contest of ideas across the continent. Brandeis students immerse themselves in communities from Cape Town to Dakar, where they seek ways to contribute to battling poverty, disease and injustice under the guidance of local mentors. Additionally, visitors from Africa bring to our community new perspectives on such topics as sustainable environmental practices and the power of women to create music and change.


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