African Studies Program, University of Washington

Welcome to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington.


The African Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Washington is an interdisciplinary program, fostering a better understanding of the African continent and its diaspora. Bringing together faculty from every UW location (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell), students are invited to take classes from a variety of disciplines. We offer a minor for undergraduate students. Click here to view the requirements for the minor and click here to see the course list for approved minor courses. We are very flexible in accepting credits towards the minor, encouraging students to engage in internships and study abroad programs that are associated with Africa.

We also foster an academic community for graduate students through our African Studies Colloquium, led by Mary Kay Gugerty, Professor of Public Affairs, which takes place 2-3 times per quarter. If you are interested to learn more about the colloquium, please email

We welcome you to join our community and further your interest in Africa by connecting with others at the University of Washington that are committed to African areas of study.



If you have questions or comments for the African Studies Program, please contact: Muge Salmaner, ASP Program Assistant at 206.616.0998 or

African Studies Student Office Hours

Spring 2013 Office Hours:

Monday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please e-mail Thank you.


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African Studies Program
University of Washington
326 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Ben Gardner (Incoming Chair Fall 2013)
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell

Muge Salmaner / Program Assistant
Spring Quarter Office Hours: Monday 10:00am-12:00 pm, Wednesday 12:00 pm-2:00pm. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please e-mail Thank you.
206.616.0998 office
206.685.0668 fax

Danny Hoffman / Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology