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Critical African Studies Journal

Critical African Studies, published by Taylor & Francis and based out of the Centre for African Studies (CAS) at the University of Edinburgh, seeks to return Africanist scholarship to the heart of theoretical innovation within each of its constituent disciplines, including Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, History, Law, Economics, Arts and Humanities.

The journal is distinct from other Africanist journals in primarily publishing Special Issues on specific themes.  As a result, the journal has fast built a reputation as a flexible and innovative space for the development of in-depth conversations.  Special Issues in recent years have covered topics as diverse as the digital arts, animals in African history and labour.

Critical African Studies also prides itself on leading discussions around the decolonisation of African Studies.  The journal has a commitment to Africa-based editors and is setting the benchmark for contributions from African scholars at African institutions.  The journal’s readership is also anchored in the continent with Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe all featuring in the top 10 for articles downloaded.

Visit the Critical African Studies website to learn more.