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Ruramisai Charumbira

Assistant ProfessorPh.D., 2006, History, Yale University

Ruramisai Charumbira



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 specilizations in: historical memory; comparative women's and gender history; empire and globalization, and ethno-archaeology. Her book Imagining a Nation is out in 2015:

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):
“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 and other scholarly and artistic endeavors. She welcomes graduate students for training in her areas of expertise.

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