Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
The Centre for African Studies at the University of Leeds (LUCAS) is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together scholars with an active interest in Africa from across the University.
Adriaan van Klinken - AEGIS Plenary Representative
Leeds University Centre for African Studies
School of POLIS
Social Science building
University of Leeds
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LUCAS is an interdisciplinary Centre, bringing together academics based in different Schools and Faculties of the University of Leeds. LUCAS members have an active research interest in the study of a wide range of issues relating to Africa, such as creative arts, culture, literature, history, religion, media, politics, development, environment, agriculture, health, gender, and sexuality. Exploring these fields, they utilise a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives. Much of this research is characterised by a significant level of inter- and transdisciplinarity, as well as by innovative ways of achieving societal impact.
LUCAS members contribute Africa-focused teaching to the programmes in their respective Schools. LUCAS itself currently runs two undergraduate modules, “Creative Africas” and “Contemporary Africas”.
Africa-related collections are part of the University of Leeds library. More information here.
LUCAS runs a virtual fellowship scheme for academics based on the African continent to work with Leeds-based colleagues.