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).
You may also be interested in CAS from the Edge
The CAS from the Edge (blog), opinions about Africa from Edinburgh
You may also be interested in Critical African Studies (CrAS)
The journal publishes critical interdisciplinary research about Africa and the diaspora, covering a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. CrAS was established by the Centre of African Studies in 2009 and now more than half of the editorial and advisory board are based at African universities.
New book by Dr Rama Salla Dieng - Féminismes Africains
Dr Rama Salla Dieng from the Centre of African Studies (CAS) is about to launch her new book Féminismes Africains, a collection of conversations with feminist activists, policy makers, academics and artists.
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.
EADI Virtual Dialogue: Citizens Committees and Local Elites in Burundi
EADI Virtual Dialogue: Citizens Committees and Local Elites in Burundi, 19 January 2021, 11.00 CET
The Consultancy Archive in Africa
CAS Seminar - The Consultancy Archive in Africa
The Politics of Waiting, Informal Settlements and Platinum Mining in South Africa
CAS Seminar - The Politics of Waiting, Informal Settlements and Platinum Mining in South Africa