Centers

Kansas African Studies Center

The Kansas African Studies Center coordinates and develops the interdisciplinary interests of Africanists across the University of Kansas, and promotes the understanding and study of Africa in the university, the state, and the region. Its mission includes the enhancement of curriculum, the sponsorship of research, the organization of conferences, the promotion of special projects, the acquisition of library and related sources, the conduct of outreach programs, the seeking and acquisition of grants and special funding to make these activities possible and to assist the university in their realization.

Langston Hughes Center

The Langston Hughes Center (formerly the Langston Hughes Resource Center, founded in 1998) is an academic research and educational center that builds upon the legacy and creative and intellectual insight of African American author, poet, playwright, folklorist, and social critic, Langston Hughes. The center coordinates, strengthens, and develops teaching, research, and outreach activities in African American studies, and the study of race and culture in American society at the University of Kansas and throughout the region. The center is a hub of critical examination of black culture, history, literature, politics, and social relations. In addition, like Hughes himself, the center has a Diasporic focus, promoting research and discussions on Africans in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa. Toward these ends, the Langston Hughes Center, regularly sponsors conferences, lectures, seminars, and forums on a variety of topics; coordinating activities with, among other groups, the Kansas African Studies Center and the Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at KU.

Kansas African Studies Center

The Kansas African Studies Center coordinates and develops the interdisciplinary interests of Africanists across the University of Kansas, and promotes the understanding and study of Africa in the university, the state, and the region. Its mission includes the enhancement of curriculum, the sponsorship of research, the organization of conferences, the promotion of special projects, the acquisition of library and related sources, the conduct of outreach programs, the seeking and acquisition of grants and special funding to make these activities possible and to assist the university in their realization.

Langston Hughes Center

The Langston Hughes Center (formerly the Langston Hughes Resource Center, founded in 1998) is an academic research and educational center that builds upon the legacy and creative and intellectual insight of African American author, poet, playwright, folklorist, and social critic, Langston Hughes. The center coordinates, strengthens, and develops teaching, research, and outreach activities in African American studies, and the study of race and culture in American society at the University of Kansas and throughout the region. The center is a hub of critical examination of black culture, history, literature, politics, and social relations. In addition, like Hughes himself, the center has a Diasporic focus, promoting research and discussions on Africans in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa. Toward these ends, the Langston Hughes Center, regularly sponsors conferences, lectures, seminars, and forums on a variety of topics; coordinating activities with, among other groups, the Kansas African Studies Center and the Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at KU.

Contact Info

Department of African and African-American Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 9
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3054
785-864-5330
afs@ku.edu
http://afs.ku.edu
Peter Ukpokodu, Chair
785-864-3054

Department of African and African-American Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 9
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3054
785-864-5330
afs@ku.edu
http://afs.ku.edu
Clarence Lang, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-5569
celang@ku.edu

Department of African and African-American Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 9
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3054
785-864-5330
afs@ku.edu
http://afs.ku.edu
Shawn Alexander, Director, Graduate Studies
785-864-3054
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