Undergraduate Studies in African Studies

African studies is the study of Africa. It includes the study of Africa’s history (pre-colonial, colonialpost-colonial), demography (ethnic groups), culturepoliticseconomylanguages, and religion. A specialist in African studies is often referred to as an “africanist”. A key focus of the discipline is to interrogate epistemological approaches, theories and methods in traditional disciplines using a critical lens that inserts African-centred ways of knowing and references.

McGill University offers African studies degree programs in the Faculty of Arts (B.A. Programs).

African Studies Students' Association of McGill

The African Studies Students’ Association of McGill is an undergraduate association under the Arts Undergraduate Society and the Science Undergraduate Society. The MPSA organizes academic events, lecture series, publishes an undergraduate research journal, provides note-taking services, and hosts several social events throughout the year for psychology students.

Leila Ahouman, Co-President

Felicia Kunkwa Ca, Co-President

Laika Decelles, VP Academic

Abygail Gill, VP Internal

Astan Coulibaly, VP Communications

McGill African Students Society

The McGill African Students Society (MASS) is a full status club whose mandate is to promote and present the diverse and rich African culture to the McGill community and the greater Montreal area. We are a diverse group of students who are not solely African but who are passionate about African-oriented topics.