Statement of Purpose
Our Goal is to facilitate faculty, postgraduate, and graduate research in African and African diaspora studies in the social sciences and the humanities and to foster the comparative, cross-national, and interdisciplinary dimensions of research with a core group of leading scholars. These research efforts are linked to larger local and international community concerns. The Center also oversees the undergraduate African Studies Minor.
8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Thursday, May 29th
UCSD Price Center, Red Shoe and Bear Rooms
AAASRC 20th Anniversary Awards Banquet
6:00 pm, Friday, May 30th
UCSD Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion
AAASRC is an independent research unit at the University of California, San Diego with a rich, twenty-year history. Several European and African institutions have established ongoing exchange relationships with the Center most notably, the Centre d’Étude d’Afrique Noire (CÉAN) at the Université de Bordeaux IV, the African Studies Research Center (ARC) at the University of Leuven in Belgium, and the National University of Côte d’Ivoire. The African and African-American Studies Research Center is an oasis and an international crossroads for students, faculty, and community members interested in Africa, African-American, and multicultural research issues and teaching at UCSD. We look forward to the upcoming year with enthusiasm and energy.