Twin Cities Africanists

Who we are...


The Twin Cities Africanists is an informal association among scholars of Africa in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, Twin Cities area which works to build a stronger network and to facilitate dialogue among local Africa scholars by creating a forum through which they can share their scholarship and teaching. The organization arose out of conversation between area faculty, who, in 2001, began discussing ways to create stronger connections among Africanist scholars in the Midwest. These discussions led to an initial gathering of Twin Cities area Africanists in the spring of 2002 at Macalester College, and the formation of a steering committee to plan additional Africanist activities. Steering Committee members represent various institutions in the area. The Twin Cities Africanists held their first scholarly conference, “Sacred Ground: Memory, Ritual, and Place in Africa,” at Carleton College in February 2003. Additional events are in the works!


Twin Cities Africanists Steering Committee: