Fungisai Musoni-Chikede

Assistant Professor of History & Director of African Diaspora Program

Bio, Research Interests, and Area of Focus

Dr. Fungisai Musoni-Chikede is Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Africana Diaspora Program. She is a transnational and interdisciplinary scholar with a research focus that sits at the intersection of African, Transnational, Comparative Education, and International Relations studies. Her specializations are Global North Philanthropy and Global South higher education, the Cold War, Decolonization and Independence in Africa, International Development, and US-Africa relations since WW2. At Marist, she teaches African history courses, including African Civilizations Up to 1870, Africa Since 1800/Modern Africa, Introduction to the African Diaspora, and US-Africa relations since WW2. In addition to presenting at national conferences like the African Studies Association and Comparative and International Education Society, she has published in Belonging in Changing Educational Spaces: Negotiating Global, Transnational, and Neoliberal Dynamics and Spectrum Journal of Black Men. Currently, she is working on several projects, including a book manuscript that uses the Rockefeller Foundation’s Cold War educational activities in what is now Zimbabwe as a case study to demonstrate the long-term ramifications of U.S foundations’ activities on African universities and the societies they serve. 


Awards and Honors

Fungisai Musoni-Chikede

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