Nganga Muchiri, Ph.D.
Biography: Assistant Professor of English Dr. Nganga Muchiri earned his B.A. from Lafayette College was in Engineering Studies and English; and at the University of Miami, he completed his Ph.D. in English Literature. As a postdoc at Duke University’s Thompson Writing Program, he offered a class on metropolitan Africa, “Consuming African Cities,” and served as Faculty Director for the Duke in Ghana summer study abroad program. A significant proportion of the reading and writing he does alongside his students is cross-genre, and re-invents communication technologies in unexpected ways. Here at the English Department, UNL, he teaches classes in “Intro to African Literature,” as well as “20th Century Fiction.”
Research: Dr. Muchiri’s primary research interests lie in African & African Diaspora literature written in Swahili, English, and French. Currently Dr. Muchiri is delving into a new area of scholarship, African Digital Humanities, to serve as a resource for practitioners in the field. Dr. Muchiri’s current scholarly manuscript is tentatively titled “Writing Land, Righting Land: Literary Interventions in East African Property Rights.”