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African Voices of Paris

African Voices of Paris is a four-part documentary series that highlights the lives of immigrants of African origin living in Paris. Director of the African Studies Initiative (ASI) and Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Shaden M. Tageldin speaks about how collaboration got ASI invested in this important project.

$4 Million in Support of Less Commonly Taught Languages

The Institute of Global Studies has been awarded more than $4 million during 2018-22 academic years to develop new curriculum that improves the readiness of graduates for life in a globalized world and to support students in the less commonly taught languages. Projects include the development of new courses, practica, and internships that take advantage of global-local connections in the Twin Cities, as well as connecting campus curricula to opportunities abroad.
Portrait of Marna Wal

Exploring Global Protest Culture

At a time of unrest in South Africa, Marna Wal had the opportunity to experience protest culture firsthand. While studying abroad at the University of Cape Town, Wal was immersed in a student movement organized around increased tuition rates. This unique social atmosphere gave her insight into the complicated political culture of post-apartheid South Africa.

Upcoming Events

May 5, 2019 to May 6, 2019

The Hyphenated Jew

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! This conference will examine the meaning of the hyphenated Jew (both with and without the diacritical marker “-”) and Jewish identity in history and theory...