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AFRICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

From the Director: Creighton is fortunate to have distinguished Africanist scholars. Program director is Dr. Babba Jallow (History Department). Dr. Ngwarsungu Chiwengo (English Department), Dr. James Wunsch (Political Science Department) and Dr. Alexander Roedlach (Anthropology Department) make up the guiding members of this team. They have built a strong foundation on which the new crop of Creighton Africanists are poised to build.

Over the past few years, the African Studies Program has benefited from the addition of three more Africanists to the Creighton faculty: Dr. Jay Carney in the Theology Department, Dr. Jill Brown in the Psychology Department. Together, we are working to raise Africa's profile at Creighton and Creighton's profile in Africa.

During the Spring semester of 2013, we established the Creighton Africa Club which brings together students interested in Africa with a view to encouraging knowledge of the continent on campus and in the Omaha community and contributing in whatever way we can to ongoing development projects on the continent.

We are fortunate to have a well-established African Students Association at Creighton.  The African Studies Program will continue to work closely with AFSA and the CU Africa Club to promote Creighton's mission well beyond the confines of Omaha and the United States.

As our former Director Professor James Wunsch put it: "With growing American awareness of Africa's diplomatic and economic importance, this is a good time to integrate Creighton's strengths in this area, bring people with a serious interest in Africa together, and offer students an opportunity to study Africa in a systematic and rigorous way."