Sub-Saharan Africa

167 Scholars Researching
28 Scholars Teaching
54 Scholars with Expertise

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Duke's Ties to Sub-Saharan Africa

Duke is home to an impressive mix of anthropologists, literary critics, medical doctors, historians, biologists and others whose studies and work related to Africa range from race and gender studies to public policy and epidemiology. More than 150 faculty members from across Duke’s campus and medical school engage in collaborative cross-continent scholarship, teaching, outreach, and innovations with partners on the African continent. The Africa Initiative connects members of the Duke community who share an interest in Africa, and sponsors Africa-related events and opportunities on Duke’s campus in Durham. Duke has 206 students currently enrolled from Sub-Saharan Africa and 304 alumni residing in the region. See Duke's Africa fact sheet for more information about Duke activities related to Sub-Saharan Africa.

December 20, 2016

PhD students study elephant distribution in Africa to protect against illegal ivory poaching.

November 2, 2016

Student-athletes visited South Africa for three weeks of service activities this summer.