Associate professor of women’s and gender studies Emily Burrill credited the African Studies Center with helping her further her research when she first came to UNC.
Burrill is a gender historian focusing on 20th century Africa. Through Title VI funds, she was able to return to Mali and Senegal, which resulted in her book, States of Marriage: Gender, Justice, and Rights in Colonial Mali
(Ohio University Press, 2015). Burrill, who is now director of the African Studies Center, said that the center “can serve as a hub for those of us who work on Africa, regardless of our disciplinary orientation.”
The College of Arts and Sciences actively promotes the research and study of global issues. A total of six global area studies centers, including the African Studies Center
, the Carolina Asia Center
, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
, the Center for European Studies
, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
and the Institute for the Study of the Americas
, focus on world regions.
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