Africa Seminar

Photo afrisem and other graduate students during the 2015 annual conference
2016 AfriSem Conference


The Africa Seminar (AfriSem) provides an interdisciplinary and area-defined setting for graduate students studying Africa. AfriSem is a forum for works-in-progress by graduate students, Northwestern faculty, and visitors. It provides opportunities to develop, present, and draw advice on papers and research proposals and invites guest speakers to address special topics. AfriSem typically meets twice a month during the academic year and hosts one conference in the spring.

It is open to graduate students (and advanced undergraduates by permission) from any discipline, department, or school of Northwestern, at whatever stage of completion of their graduate program. Graduate students are encouraged to participate in AfriSem throughout their graduate years.

If you have questions or would like to join AfriSem, please email


2018 Conference:

2018 Afrisem Conference

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View the conference schedule.

For more information, visit the conference website.