African Studies Working Group


Welcome! Karibu! Bienvenue! Salaam! Mwubaka!




About Us

Welcome to the ASWG website. We are looking forward to an exciting year at Teachers College! There will be many fun and fulfilling events this year and we hope you’ll join us.

We are happy to announce the details of our Spring 2009 symposium:Aid in Education in Africa and the Diaspora to take place Friday, March 26th, 2010. For complete details on presenters and registration, please see the conferences section of our site.

Among many other events last year, we hosted the first annual ASWG Student Symposium on African Education on February 27, 2009.  Click here to check out the program and download the PowerPoint presentations of our participants. Other events included our annual ASWG Book Breakfast during which we discussed “The House at Sugar Beach” by Helene Cooper and an evening social at Africa Kine where we enjoyed a Senegalese feast.

We welcome graduate students from all disciplines to join us for our monthly meetings and upcoming events (which are posted here). We also encourage you to join our listserv by emailing us at so you can stay informed about our meetings and events as they happen.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with ideas, suggestions or questions.


Kathleen Dowling, ASWG Co-Chair

Sarah Hofmann, ASWG Co-Chair

Soo Park, ASWG Treasurer

Patricia Gibson, ASWG General Secretary








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