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Welcome to African Studies

This website introduces you to scholars of Africa at Rice and in the Houston area, and provides information on the African Studies minor.  We encourage students interested in the minor to contact faculty advisor Dr. Jeffrey Fleisher, co-director and academic advisor Dr. Daniel Domingues or director Dr. Kerry R. Ward.

The photographs on this website are of Songo Mnara, a Swahili stonetown in Tanzania. This 15th-century town has been the location of the Rice University Archaeological Field School since 2009. Photos courtesy of the Songo Mnara Urban Landscape Project.