Douglas Mpondi

Degree: Ph.D.


Department: Africana Studies

Douglas Mpondi


African American/Black International Studies Politics/Public Policy


  • African Politics, Culture and Education
  • Democratic Transitions and Development in Southern Africa
  • African Political Economy
  • African Conflicts
  • Conflict Resolutions in Africa


Douglas Mpondi is a professor in 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.

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.

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.

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