Douglas Mpondi

Mpondi, Douglas

Topics:

African American Issues, Politics/Public Policy, International Studies

Expertise:

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


Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Chair and Associate Professor

Department: Africana Studies

Email: dmpondi@msudenver.edu

Office Phone: 303-615-1315

Mobile Phone: 614-805-9117


Biography:

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 Africa; African political economy; and African conflicts and conflict resolutions in Africa.