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African Studies

African Studies

COVID-19 Response

In response to COVID-19 restrictions, all CIS Faculty directors and staff members are working remotely. Direct all inquiries/questions/concerns to international.studies@ohio.eduFor the most up to date information regarding Ohio University’s response to COVID-19, consult www.ohio.edu/coronavirus.

Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice Initiative

In line with our mission to educate globally engaged citizens and contribute to peace and justice in the world, the Center for International Studies (CIS) announces its “Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice” initiative, an integrative and evolving commitment to addressing racism and its many manifestations in the U.S. and abroad.

Our position paper, “Black Lives Matter: Center for International Studies’ Position on Social Justice and Equity,” which inaugurates the initiative, is both a statement of principles and an action plan. It prompts us to consider and respond to fundamental structures, practices, and sensibilities that inform racism, racial discrimination, and other forms of racial inequity, which range from the subtle to the stark.


Tewelde wins BEA Award

Dr. Yonatan Tewelde wins Broadcast Education Association's (BEA) 2021 Harwood Outstanding Award

Read more about Dr. Tewelde and his dissertation titled "Chatroom Nation: an Eritrean Case study of a Diaspora PalTalk Public."

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Joshua Okyere selected as a 2021 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s leadership program scholar

Okyere, African Studies '18 was recently selected as a 2021 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s leadership program scholar.

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African Studies Director, Negash talks about censorship and liberation, the life of an African writer 

Dr. Negash talks about the life of an African writer as he wraps up his presidency of the African Literature Association.