Art historian takes reins of African Studies Center at UCLA

Published: December 7, 2015

Steven Nelson recently joined a long line of respected Africanists who have led the African Studies Center at the UCLA International Institute. And as its new director, he is working to cultivate a sense of community among faculty and students on campus with an interest in Africa.

“I’d like to see a center that works for the UCLA community and also continues its excellence outside in the world,” says Nelson, as well as one that facilitates faculty and student research about the continent.

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