The Institute of African Studies is one of the leading centers for the study of Africa in the United States. IAS offers a community of scholars and a lively focus of activity to persons interested in Africa. It has core faculty members drawn from the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law, and the School of Public Health. The Institute promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research on Africa and administers an undergraduate major and minor and an honors program.
The Institute coordinates graduate training in African Studies at Emory with an on-going seminar in African studies. IAS hosts visiting African scholars, and sponsors conferences, exhibitions, and special events on Africa. With its resources and activities, the Institute of African Studies encourages and supports rich and diverse Africanist teaching, scholarship, and outreach.