The African Studies Program office offers information on the African Studies minor, experiential learning and study abroad opportunities, internships, and other resources of interest to the African Studies campus and broader community. The assistant director, Monica Rojas-Stewart manages daily affairs of the office.


Our affiliate faculty members come from a wide variety of UW departments, programs, and colleges, at all three University of Washington campuses (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma) including: Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, BioengineeringComparative History of IdeasEnglish, Ethnomusicology, Forest Resources, French, Genome Sciences, Geography, History, Global Health, Honors Program, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (UW-Bothell), Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (UW-Tacoma), International Studies, Linguistics, Marine Affairs, Music, Near Eastern Languages & CivilizationsPublic Affairs, School of Law, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

* Graduate Faculty member who is endorsed to chair doctoral supervisory committees and serve as a Graduate School Representative (GSR).



Undergraduate Students

We oversee an interdisciplinary African Studies minor with courses offered in departments across the University of Washington. We encourage minors, to engage in internships, study abroad programs, and language study. African Studies minors go on to a wide variety of careers. If you are interested in the minor please contact one of the Jackson School advisors or the African Studies assistant director.


Graduate Students

Although the African Studies program does not offer a graduate level degree we as a program foster an academic community for African graduate students and graduate students interested in Africa. If you are interested in graduate work that incorporate African Studies we recommend you find a sponsoring department with faculty who work on African studies. You can use our faculty guide to help identify possible mentors and advisors. The Jackson School does offer Masters and PhD degrees, in which students can focus their studies on African countries and issues.