Assistant Professor — PhD., Yale University
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Ruramisai Charumbira is an assistant professor in the Department of History; the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies; and a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. Her teaching and research interests include: pre-1800 history of (Southern) Africa, Africa's colonial histories, particularly its impact on women's lives. She also does research and teaches on comparative women's and gender history; historical memory; ethno-archaeology; and Africa's 20th century intellectual life. She earned her Ph.D. from Yale University. Dr. Charumbira spent the academic year 2010-11 in Germany, completing her forthcoming book: Imagine-Nation: History and Memory in the Making of Zimbabwe.
Her other publications include: "Gender, Nehanda, and the Central Mashonaland 1896-97 Rebellions: Revisiting the Evidence" History in Africa, 35 (2008);“'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 Myth of Nation-hood in the Making of Zimbabwe” in Gerard Bouchard, ed., Wither National Myths? (2013).