SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Contact Details

Office address

Room 475, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

The Centre of African Studies office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to

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SOAS tel: (+44) (0)20 7637 2388
SOAS fax: (+44) (0)20 7436 3844


The administration of the Centre is handled by a Chairperson, elected from the Centre members, whose term of office runs for four years. The CAS office is supported by a Centre Manager and a part-time Executive Officer available to deal with queries on Monday to Friday between 10am-3pm. The Chairperson is assisted by a Management Committee, representative of the disciplines and institutions which constitute the Centre, and an Annual General Meeting is held for all Centre members. Subcommittees of the Centre are constituted to oversee special initiatives, for instance our schemes for visiting scholars, the Africa Business Group and organisation of large conferences.


Professor Mashood Baderin (CAS/SOAS)

Centre Manager:

Angelica Baschiera (CAS/SOAS)

Executive Officer:

Anna De Mutiis(CAS/SOAS)

Management Committee:
  • Dr Michael Jennings (Chairman)
  • Angelica Baschiera (Secretary)
  • Professor Christopher Cramer (SOAS)
  • Mr Paul Asquith (AFFORD-UK)
  • Professor Annie Coombes (Birkbeck)
  • Mr Richard Dowden (Executive Director, RAS)
  • Professor Richard Fardon (SOAS)
  • Ms Stephanie Kitchen (IAI)
  • Professor Murray Last (Chairman, Leventis Research Co-operation Programme/Professorial Research Associate, CAS)
  • Dr Nici Nelson (ASAUK/Goldsmiths College)
  • Dr Tunde Ogowewo (King's College)
  • Professor David Simon (Royal Holloway)