Sub-Saharan Africa

184 Scholars Researching
32 Scholars Teaching
56 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.

May 9, 2017

Duke team collaborates with Ghanaian partners to investigate health hazards in auto repair industry.

African forest elephant
March 15, 2017

Study looks at the effects of poaching on forest elephants in Central Africa.