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AFIAfrican Feminist Initiative

Teaching African Feminisms

Teaching African Feminisms

Teaching African Feminisms is a Penn State University Park-specific initiative. 

In an effort to expose new generations of students to the richness and diversity that is African feminisms, we have developed three new academic courses at Penn State. These include two graduate courses: (1) African Feminisms and (2) Gender and Islam in Africa, and one undergraduate course: Women, Gender, and Feminisms in Africa. We expect to develop additional courses in the near future. Our long-term goal is to create a dual-title Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African Studies at Penn State.

Through the AFI listserv, members share resources for the development of their courses, including relevant articles and resources. If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join us.