Institute of African Studies

Institute of African Studies



The Institute of African Studies is an interdisciplinary institute at Carleton University, bringing together a wide range of expertise on African history, politics, literatures, cinemas, media, societies, cultures, legal systems and economics. It is committed to teaching, research, debate and community outreach on all matters related to Africa.

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Kampala Workshop Summary

Written by: Sarah Katz-Lavigne   A five-day methodological training workshop was held in Kampala, Uganda, in June/July 2015, bringing together researchers working on two projects: “Uncovering women’s experiences in artisanal and small-scale mining [ASM] in Central and East... More

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


Aboubakar Sanogo’s presentation on colonial cinema in Africa

Drawing on examples of 1930s colonial Central and East Africa, Prof. Aboubakar Sanogo (Film Studies and African Studies) provides a discussion of the importance of looking at the history of colonialism when examining the history of cinema at the Il Cinema Ritrovato (“Cinema... More

Monday, September 7th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


Methodological Reflections on Artisanal and Small-Scale mining and Gender research

Please go to our Institute of African Studies’s YouTube channel to watch videos interviews of researchers and gender focal points from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda who participated in a 5 day methodological training workshop in Kampala in June- July 2015. In these... More

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


Carleton University Research on Refugees

Read about Carleton University research by students on refugee situations in Africa and elsewhere and an upcoming workshop on Global Refugee Regimes organized by Prof. James Milner (Political Science, cross-appointed to the Institute of African Studies). The story is here.... More

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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