Welcome to the home page of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS)

The Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) is a community of scholars and other researchers whose objectives are to promote the study of Africa in Canada, to make Canadians more aware of the problems and aspirations of Africans, to inform Canadian policy on and in Africa, and to facilitate exchanges and linkages between the Canadian and African universities and research institutions.

CAAS invites you to join our interactive community by consulting our website regularly and by becoming a member of our dynamic Africanist network.


Upcoming Event: MAY 4 - African Refuge: A Series of Panels

  • Canadian Journal of African Studies

    A multidisciplinary journal which has been the voice of Canadian and international Africanists involved in scientific research since 1967, the Canadian Journal of African Studies (CJAS) strives to offer a more comprehensive understanding of the changing African reality through the regular (three issues per year) publication of the latest scholarly research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is committed to publishing in English and French.

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  • CAAS annual conference

    An annual conference held at a different Canadian university campus each year. The conferences bring together specialists on Africa including prominent officials from the International Development Research Centre, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, and Non-Governmental Organizations, as well as non-academics whose work involves them with Africa. The conference welcomes reflections on the past, present and future trajectories of the African Studies.

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  • Blog and Bulletin (COMING SOON)

    A forum for scholars, government and NGO representatives, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to exchange ideas and information. The Blog encourages discussion based on informed opinion and academic expertise about current issues in African affairs and research, while the Bulletin circulates announcements and news about publications, conferences, employment opportunities, and other developments in African Studies nationally and internationally.

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