African Studies Committee
The African Studies Committee is an informal group of students, staff, and faculty at Western Oregon University who are interested in Africa and African Studies. The committee encourages teaching and scholarship on Africa, with the goal of educating the campus and local community about Africa. The committee provides information about resources at Western Oregon University, including faculty and staff members with expertise in African studies, study abroad programs, internships, course offerings, and films. The committee also seeks funding to expand African studies resources and organizes campus and local community events pertaining to Africa. In addition, the committee supports faculty and student research on Africa and facilitates dissemination of research through the regularly held lectures and seminars.
Isidore Lobnibe, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Vivian Amantana, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Robin Smith, Professor of Anthropology
Kit Andrews, Professor of English
Diane Baxter, Professor of Music
Nicole Engel Allen, Student
Christine Ferris, Adjunct Instructor of French
Wangeci "Margaret" Gatimu, Associate Professor of Education
Ligali Harruna, Student
Michele Price, Director of Study Abroad and International Exchanges
Gwenda Rice, Professor of Education Emeritus
Narasingha "Ram" Sil, Professor of History Emeritus
Darryl Thomas, Associate Professor of Dance
Courtney Doss, Student
Jaime Lopez Pinedo, Student
Kristel Skaltelstad, Student
Sarah G, Student
Emily Plec, Professor of Communication Studies
Elisa Maroney, Professor of Special Education
Conner M Rapkoch, Student
If you want to join the African Studies Committee, send an email to Isidore Lobnibe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Conner M Rapkoch completed an IE3 Global Internship in South Africa last spring. He writes eloquently of his work and experiences there, and has invited us to share this story with our readers.
ANTH 380D: Africa (offered every year)
ANTH 381: African Film & Society (offered every year)
ENG 407: West African Literature
ENG 441: West African Literature
GEOG 432D: Geography of Africa
HST 426D: West Africa: Democracy & Dictatorships
HST 427D: East Africa: Democracy & Dictatorships
SOC 434D: African-American Studies: Social Issues, Social Movements
Western Oregon University has currently two study abroad programs in Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa.
Please contact Michele Price, Director of Study Abroad and International Exchanges.
Michele V. Price, Director
Study Abroad and International Exchanges
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
Tel. 503 838-8493
FAX 503 838-8435
The Forgotten of Africa, Wasting Away in Jails Without Trial By Michael Wines was published on the front page of the New York Times, Sunday edition of November 6, 2005
To receive notice of upcoming African Studies Committee meetings and activities, send an email to Isidore Lobnibe at email@example.com with the message "Please add me to the African_studies_committee mailing list". Include your name and email.
Department of Anthropology 503-838-8357 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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