School of Social and Political Science

Join the Centre of African Studies network


The Centre of African Studies (CAS) is inviting anyone interested to join its network to receive news and events information. It is also inviting University of Edinburgh academics with an interest in Africa to become CAS affiliates.

Here's how you can join the network or become an affiliate:

  • To join the CAS network, complete this survey.
    Anyone can join the network. You'll receive regular news about CAS events and seminars.
  • To request to become a CAS affiliate, complete this survey.
    As an affiliate, you'll become part of CAS's cross-University hub linking scholars with an interest in Africa. Affiliate status is only available to academics at the University of Edinburgh.

More about CAS
CAS was established in 1962 as a department in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. At CAS we seek to contribute to collective efforts to centre African voices, experiences and theorising in understanding Africa and the contemporary world.
We are one of the largest centres of African Studies in Europe, with 22 members of academic staff. We provide interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as PhD supervision on African Studies and on international development.

CAS hosts a vibrant research community, committed to critical and cutting-edge theoretical and empirical approaches, placing African experiences at the heart of interdisciplinary scholarship. We draw from a wide range of disciplines within social sciences, humanities, arts and natural sciences. The centre runs a weekly seminar during the semester, as well as other workshops, cultural events and conferences throughout the year.