Centre of African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) - London

Centre of African Studies (CAS) at SOAS

University of London, United Kingdom

The SOAS Centre of African Studies is the largest Centre of expertise on Africa outside the continent. Founded in 1965 at SOAS, University of London, since 1991 the Centre has assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues. 

Angelica Baschiera – AEGIS Plenary Representative

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Tel: +44 20 7637 2388

Contact details


News and events: 


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Research and publications: 

Information on research and publications can be found on the CAS - SOAS webpage

Teaching in African Studies: 

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London is home to two institutes with an emphasis on Africa-related research and teaching, the Centre of African Studies and the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa. Both institutes offer BA and MA programmes in Africa-related fields. Visit website for more information. 

Libraries and collections: 

SOAS Library is the UK National library for the study of Africa, Asia and Middle East. See the library catalogue here


CAS manages the Mo Ibrahim Scholarship for PhD students from Africa:

Governance for Development in Africa Initiative – PhD scholarship | SOAS

And the Post-doctoral fellowship for Nigerian nationals:

Leventis Fellowship | SOAS

Network and partners: 

CAS - SOAS works with the following partners: 

  • Royal African society
  • AFFORD – African foundation for Development
  • Shabaka – Sudan network
  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art
  • International African Institute
  • October gallery
  • Gallery 1957
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Society for the study of the Sudans
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • A.G. Leventis Foundation

CAS Chairman: Dr Wayne Dooling – wd2@soas.ac.uk

CAS Manager: Angelica Baschiera – ab17@soas.ac.uk