Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow
Women’s Studies professor Mumbi Mwangi is one of 60 African Diaspora scholars honored by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.
The fellowship program brings together scholars born in Africa and now working in the United States or Canada together with scholars in Africa to work on mutually-beneficial academic activities. This is the second round of African Diaspora scholars.
The 60 scholars are collaborating with higher education institutions in Africa and will work on projects at institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
Mwangi will travel to South Africa to work with professor Boiketlo Mongoato at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Mongoato teaches gender studies in the university’s Center for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy.
Their project will consist of an institutionalized, interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and student mentoring as well as address pressing issues of gender disparity in the host university and in higher education across Africa.
Mwangi received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Kenyatta University, Kenya, and later obtained her doctorate in education with a minor in women’s studies from Iowa State University. Her scholarly and research interests include curriculum and pedagogy, international education, feminist methodology, qualitative methodology, women and education, international/transnational motherhood and global issues affecting women, particularly, in the third world.