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African Studies: Critical Perspectives on Society, Politics, Culture (M.A.)

The Master of African Studies offers students a uniquely interdisciplinary social sciences approach to the study of Africa. The programme critically engages the social, political and cultural dynamics shaping the region, its history and its entanglements in a globalized world.

Our Masters in African Studies: Critical Perspectives on Society, Politics and Culture is top-class, well-conceived, with Africa and Africans at the centre not as objects but subjects of study. Africa is a legitimate epistemic site of knowledge and indeed the cradle of humankind and this course enables an epistemic travel to Africa. Interdisciplinarity is the driving force, decolonization and depatriachization is in-built, and multiplicity of Africa is the intellectual adventure that you experience through and through. The teaching staff is multi-disciplinary, affording and exposing you to diverse intellectual and academic traditions in African and Africanist scholarship. Thematically you have a combo. Pedagogically, you will be taken through the pleasures of learning, unlearning and relearning.

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Chair in Epistemologies of the Global South with Emphasis on Africa and Vice-Dean of Research in the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence

Any more questions? Please contact the director of the degree programme.

Prof. Dr. Jana Hönke, Universität Bayreuth.

Prof. Dr. Jana HönkeSociology of Africa

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4137

Office: Building Geisteswissenschaften II (GW II)
Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth 

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