Who we are

The African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS) at the University of the Witwatersrand is the definitive hub for African-generated knowledge of the United States of America (US).

ACSUS, established in 2018, addresses the gap in distinct research and engagement exclusively dedicated to the study of the US in sub-Saharan Africa. It thus became, and remains, the first Centre of its kind on the African continent to turn a nuanced, analytical, and rigorous African gaze on the US. ACSUS is building extensive, multi and interdisciplinary, incisive, and cutting-edge perspectives on the US, probing topics ranging from political diplomacy, internal US dynamics, diasporic matters, and the US as a global political leader.