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Ruramisai Charumbira

Assistant Professor Ph.D., 2006, History, Yale University

Ruramisai Charumbira

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Ruramisai Charumbira is an assistant professor in the Department of History; and a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Center for European Studies, and the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. She researches and teaches on African and Global History with a specilization on historical memory; comparative women's and gender history;  Europeans in Africa, and ethno-archaeology. Her book Imagining a Nation will be out in 2015 (Series: Reconsiderations in Southern African History, Series Editor: Richard Elphick. University of Virginia Press). 

Her other publications include:

  • "Becoming Imperial: Swiss Identity in British Southern Africa since 1880" in Patricia Purtschert, Harald Fischer-Tiné, eds.: Colonial Encounters of the Swiss Kind: Imperial Entanglements and Post-colonial Assemblages (2015): http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/Colonial-Switzerland/?K=9781137442734
  • “Gender, Nehanda, and the Myth of Nation-hood in the Making of Zimbabwe” in Gerard Bouchard, ed., Wither National Myths? (2013).
  • “'A School said to Resemble a Luxury Hotel': Historicizing African Women's Quest for Education before Oprah's School” History Compass Vol. 7 (April 2009).
  • "Gender, Nehanda, and the Central Mashonaland 1896-97 Rebellions: Revisiting the Evidence" History in Africa, 35 (2008).

Ruramisai Charumbira is currently working on her second monograph an several articles and book chapters. She welcomes graduate students for training in her areas of expertise.

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