Department of African Cultural Studies, UW–Madison



Toni Landis

1410 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706




The Department of African Cultural Studies provides research and teaching in the languages and expressive cultures of Africa and Africans around the world. This includes work on both graduate and undergraduate levels, and emphasizes the development and application of analytical, linguistic, and methodological tools that enables students to work effectively and imaginatively across regions, languages, cultural forms, methodologies, and disciplines.

Our program offers both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in African Cultural Studies:

Learn more about our faculty:

We offer full funding to applicants who are offered admission:

While most of our graduates are pursuing careers in higher education, we regularly discuss alternatives to academia. The Graduate School also offers professional development and career exploration events and online tools: