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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Study Africa

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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Please join us on Thursday 26th May, 4.00-5.30 pm (BST) for a research seminar with Chris Dunton who will speak...

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Please join us on Thursday 28th April, 4.00-5.30 pm (BST) for a research seminar with Dr Oluwabunmi Tope Bernard (Obafemi Awolowo...

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Africa Writes Leeds includes a day of activities to celebrate contemporary African writing and in particular the work of Wole...

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The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is hosting an online research seminar about the theme of: Researching with migrant...

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The Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI) and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) are delighted to...

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by Adriaan van Klinken On Valentine’s Day 2022, the book Sacred Queer Stories: Ugandan LGBTQ+ Refugees and the Bible, was...

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LUCAS member Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre at the University of Leeds, recently published a book: A History of...

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“African Knowledges for Global Challenges” The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), in collaboration with the Leeds Arts and...

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