The Centre for African Studies at the University of Leeds (LUCAS) is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together scholars with an active interest in Africa from across the University

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Explore your options for studying Africa at the University of Leeds

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African Studies Bulletin

The Leeds African Studies Bulletin publishes cutting-edge work in African studies, and has included pieces by many distinguished African writers and Africanist scholars over the years.

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Yorkshire African Studies Network (YASN)

Africanists in Yorkshire’s universities are carrying out an exciting range of world-class research in a wide range of disciplines

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Events and News

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The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), in collaboration with the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI), is...

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Congratulations to LUCAS member Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre at the University of Leeds, who recently published her latest...

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Ezekiel Chibeze, a Ghanaian environmental champion, was named the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize winner, citing his ‘commitment to promoting good...

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Congratulations to Dr Kamal Salhi who has been promoted to the position of Chair in Francophone and North African Studies....

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On 18 March, we have the sixth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the...

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On 18 February, we have the fifth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the...

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On 21 January, we have the fourth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the...

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Seminar about "African Knowledges of Gender", in the Sadler Seminar series "African Knowledges for Global Challenges".

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