International Studies & Programs


The Michigan State University African Studies Center has 170 faculty with experience on Africa, probably the largest in the nation, including the largest faculties in social science (40) and in economics and agricultural economics (16). The Center features many other scholars in African languages, the arts and humanities, education, agricultural and natural sciences, health and medicine and other fields. The faculty members are listed alphabetically by college and departmental affiliation, noting geographical areas of Africa experience, and teaching and research interests.


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Neil Leighton Department: Pol. Sci
Email: leighto8(at)

Carl E Liedholm Department: Economics
Email: liedhol1(at)

Peter Limb Department: Library Area Srudies
Countries/Research: South Africa; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Botswana; Lesotho; Nigeria; Malawi
Email: limb(at)

Lenis Liverpool-Tasie Department: Ag, Food and Resource Economics
Countries/Research: Gambie; Ethiopia; Nigeria
Email: lliverp(at)

Carolyn Logan Department: Political Science
Countries/Research: Kenya; Uganda; Somalia; South Africa; Rwanda; Lesotho
Email: clogan(at)

Charles MacKenzie Department: Pathology & Diagnostic Investigat Cvm
Countries/Research: Cameroon; Kenya; Sudan; Tanzania; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Ghana
Email: Mackenz8(at)

Rebecca Malouin Department: Family Medicine
Countries/Research: Niger; Malawi
Email: rebecca.malouin(at)

Nicole Mason Department: Ag, Food & Resource Economics
Email: masonn(at)

Ruth Mbabazi Department: Entomology
Email: mbabazi(at)

William McConnell Department: Fisheries and Wildlife
Countries/Research: Mali; Madagascar; Kenya
Email: mcconn64(at)