African Studies

African Studies at NYUAD seeks to cultivate a dynamic and sustainable space for academic discussion, activity, and community around the broad area of inquiry of Africa and its diaspora. With the support of the History Program, we organize an annual symposium series featuring guest speakers from within and beyond the University. Additional activities (film screenings, music performances, and workshops) also aim to foster cooperation between faculty and students, between Student Interest Groups, and other interested parties on campus.

Playwright and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka at the NYUAD Institute, February 2020.


Multidisciplinary Curriculum

  • Includes a careful study of the literary, artistic, and philosophical landscapes of the region. These courses explore the literatures, arts, and physical environments of the region within their broader historical and social contexts.

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