For more than 60 years, DASA has brought together Africa-focussed researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and fostered interaction between them.
Our researchers specialise on a range of countries in East, West, Central and Southern Africa, as well as tracing migrations and the formation of African diasporas.
Diverse regional and disciplinary perspectives are brought together through a shared commitment to:
- long-term field work and archival work in African countries and in African diasporas;
- collaboration with academic colleagues in Africa and its diasporas; and
- engagement with the diverse ways in which people in Africa know their worlds and seek to change them.
DASA researchers convene around the following themes:
- Livelihoods, Resources and Mobility
- Slavery and its Legacies
- Sources and Texts
- Religiosity and Difference in Everyday Life
- Gender and Kinship
- Law, Bureaucracy and Reform