Assistant Professor — Ph.D., 2006, History, 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. She researches and teaches on African History, comparative women's and gender history; historical memory; ethno-archaeology; Europeans in Africa, and Southern African intellectual life. Her forthcoming book will be out in 2014 and is titled: Imagine-Nation: History and Memory in the Making of Zimbabwe (University of Virginia Press, Series: Reconsiderations in Southern African History)
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 (forthcoming 2014); “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 welcomes graduate students for doctoral training in her areas of expertise.