The Department of African Studies and Anthropology enjoys a long-standing international reputation as a centre of excellence in the study of Africa.
Postgraduate students come to DASA from all parts of the world, from Africa but also from places as far afield as Barbados, Brazil, India, Japan, Thailand and New Zealand, as well as from the USA, and from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and other European countries.
We are a friendly, well integrated community. Staff and postgraduate students work together closely and discuss their research interests at regular meetings.There is also a regular programme of formal DASA seminars at which staff, postgraduate students and visiting scholars present papers and discuss their work-in-progress. In addition, DASA hosts occasional round-table inter-disciplinary research conferences, to which our postgraduate students are invited. There is a highly regarded series of in-house publications linked to these conferences, which often include work by DASA postgraduate students.
Research supervision is also available in a range of other subjects relating to Africa.
Postgraduate profile: Holly Ellis
Hello! My name is Holly Ellis and I am a postgraduate student in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, currently in the first year of my ESRC 1+3 studentship...read more
Alumna profile: Alison Hodge
Meeting and working with a wide range of knowledgeable and talented authors; developing ideas for books and making them a reality is the best part of my job. My time at CWAS led to my career in publishing...read more
All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities.