Syllabus for Afro-Swedish Relations Past and Present

Afro-svenska relationer förr och nu


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5KA145
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Cultural Anthropology G1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2020-05-27
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 01, 2021
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and History 1b/1a1+1a2, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 or History A, Civics A
  • Responsible department: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge of orientation of Afro-Swedish relations in the past and the present. After accomplishing the course, the student is expected to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Afro-Swedish relations.


The course offers an orientation of Afro-Swedish relations in the past and the present. The module analyses racism and Afrophobia, culture and cultural creativity, collaborations (research, associations, development cooperation), African role models and stereotypes, migration and diaspora.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 01, 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Grinker, Roy Richard; Lubkemann, Stephen C.; Steiner, Christopher Burghard Perspectives on Africa : a reader in culture, history, and representation

    2nd ed.: Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

    Find in the library

  • Sellström, Tor Sweden and national liberation in Southern Africa. : Vol. 2 Solidarity and assistance 1970-1994

    Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet), 2002

    Find in the library