Courses taught in the Department examine “power, poverty and wealth” in Sub-Saharan Africa from the era of the Atlantic slave trade to the present. Africa is also considered in geographically-wider ranging courses on colonialism and decolonisation as well as economic development. The economic, social and political-economic history of Africa, especially West Africa, is a major focus of thesis-supervision and research on Africa within the Department. Thesis topics, however, cover a wider range.
Other Relevant Courses within the department
conferences and workshops
resources within the institute
Currently about a dozen professors across the various disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary centres at the Graduate Institute are experts on one or another aspect of African Studies, with particular reference to a wide range of individual countries. See a complete listing here.