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The Tshepo Institute is engaged in research on issues that affect Africa and the African diaspora. Our members explore topics related to the areas below:


Includes international development, politics, refugee crisis, climate change, and students abroad.

Social Justice

Includes social inclusion, poverty, and slavery.

Human Rights

Includes democracy, disability rights, and refugees.

Domestic Issues

Includes urban planning.

Afro-Puerto Rican Culture

Includes field courses, and research.

Psychological and Social Determinants of Health and Well-being

Includes field courses, and research.


Contact Us:

Karen Cyrus, Director


Stacey Wilson-Forsberg, Associate Director