2016 Macalester alumna receives undergraduate essay award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology and an Honorable Mention for the Sylvia Forman Prize
Anthropology major Nana C E Adubea (Dubie) Toa-Kwapong '16 received awards
Macalester geography professor part of team who has received a $480K NSF grant for collaborative research in Africa
Macalester geography professor William Moseley is part of a research team of five people who have received a five-year, $480K grant
Notes from South Africa
Lucy Kane '15 writes about her experience so far on Macalester's study abroad program in South Africa.
South Africa Sojourn
A semester in Cape Town led Stephen Peyton ’13 to important research—and his life’s work.
Kwame Gayle ’11 Heads to Botswana as Princeton in Africa Fellow.
Hannah Warman ‘13 spent the summer in Rwanda as a student researcher.
Macalester Interdepartmental Program in African Studies seeks to prepare students to go beyond media interpretations of the vast African continent by developing a multidisciplinary perspective on the region.
It offers a concentration in African Studies that consists of six Africa-related courses. The broad theme of the African Studies concentration is continuity and change in recognition of the faculty’s desire to instill students with an understanding of the internal and external forces ensuring continuity and change on the African continent.
Students are encouraged to take courses that help them place the region in its proper historical and global political economic context while understanding its internal intellectual, cultural and biophysical energies. Given that students and faculty approach African Studies from an array of disciplinary perspectives, the program allows students to begin this concentration area of study from a variety of entry points.
The program promotes breadth by requiring courses in several departments, and promotes depth by requiring a lengthy Africa related paper in an existing senior seminar or independent study.
Spradley Summer Fellowships
Spradley Summer Fellowships helped three Mac students travel to South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda. more
Global Food Crisis
Geography professor William Moseley is an expert in African environmental and development matters. more