Centre of African Studies
The Centre acts as a focal point for postgraduate teaching and supervision on Africa and a hub for research programmes that span all three of the University’s colleges.
We offer a range of taught and research postgraduate programmes in African studies. Our thriving and cosmopolitan community of graduate students study for the degrees of PhD, MSc, Diploma or Certificate.
We undertake cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research across the continent. Our scholars are committed to the critical study of a diverse range of topics as well as the pursuit of inclusive, ethical and equitable partnerships.
We’re based in George Square at the heart of the Central campus. A lively and vibrant hub (especially in August during the Festival Fringe).
Centre of African Studies pays tribute to Professor Andrew Walls, 1928–2021
The Centre of African Studies has paid tribute to Professor Andrew Walls, a leading academic in African Christianity, who passed away this month.
Can leaders’ missteps guide Africa’s Covid path?
Power has offered politicians precious little protection from the pandemic but lessons learned could be of lasting benefit, Jean-Benoit Falisse writes for Edinburgh Impact.
Africa Europe Foundation calls on Edinburgh academic to join transport taskforce
Professor Paul Nugent at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has joined a new taskforce to support the development of relations between Africa and Europe, and reinforce their partnership in the international arena.
Edinburgh researcher to give a feminist perspective on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa
Dr Rama Salla Dieng at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) and international collaborators will begin a new project tackling the social, economic and political impact of COVID-19 in Africa with a feminist, intersectional perspective.
We will pay compensation from future profits: the nationalisation of foreign businesses in post-colonial Uganda
CAS Seminar - We will pay compensation from future profits: the nationalisation of foreign businesses in post-colonial Uganda
African Studies, Eurocentrism & the Africa That Was
CAS Seminar - African Studies, Eurocentrism and the Africa that Was
Sovereign Sabotage: Dissolving a Financial Public in Postcolonial Dakar
CAS Seminar - Sovereign Sabotage: Dissolving a Financial Public in Postcolonial Dakar