Douglas Mpondi

Chair and Associate Professor

Africana Studies

Douglas Mpondi

Credentials

Degree

Ph.D.

Department

Africana Studies

Topics

African American/Black International Studies Politics/Public Policy

Expertise

  • African politics, culture and education
  • Democratic transitions and development in Southern Africa
  • African political economy
  • African conflicts
  • Conflict resolutions in Africa

About

Douglas Mpondi is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Africana Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver where he teaches African Politics and Government, African History, African Peoples and Cultures and Research Methods in Africana Studies. He earned his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and M.A. in African Studies at Ohio University. Mpondi has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in African Languages and Literature from the University of Zimbabwe. Mpondi has taught a course on South Africa which focused on Nelson Mandela and his iconic contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle. He has previously taught at The University of Michigan-Flint, Southern Connecticut State University, Ohio University and the University of Zimbabwe. His publications include the politics of citizenship in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, the impact of globalization on Africa, and the politics of educational transition in Zimbabwe. Mpondi’s research interests are: African politics, culture and education; democratic transitions and development in Southern AfricaAfrican political economy; and African conflicts and conflict resolutions in Africa.

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