Leeds University Centre for African Studies - Leeds

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
United Kingdom 



News and events: 



LUCAS Bulletin 

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Research and publications: 

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.

More information on research

Teaching in African Studies: 

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”. 

More information on study programmes

Libraries and collections: 

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. 

More information on the virtual fellowship scheme