2020 Conference: Deadline Extension for abstract submission

We are extending the CAAS abstract submission deadline by 1 week to December 22nd at midnight!

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Launched in 1967, CJAS represents a key vehicle by which CAAS promotes the study of Africa in Canada and provides the necessary scholarly infrastructure to support Canadian Africanist scholars working in and across all disciplines.



CAAS members generally enjoy the benefits of belonging to a diverse, multidisciplinary, and bilingual community of scholars and practitioners who foster an international exchange of knowledge and scholarly research on and in Africa.

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Welcome to the Canadian
Association of African Studies

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 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.

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the CAAS executive committee! The new executive committee begins its mandate on 1 July 2019. Click here to meet the newly elected members!