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Faculty: Mwenda Ntarangwi

Professor Mwenda Ntarangwi

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office: Spoelhof Center 219
(616) 526-7658
mgn2@calvin.edu

Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Illinois, Urbana-Chapaign. Mwenda Ntarangwi joined the Calvin faculty in January 2008. Ntarangwi's scholarship and teaching hinge on the intersection between culture and performance as analyzed through the lens of symbolic interpretivism. He has published numerous articles and chapters on music, gender, identity, performance, post-coloniality, pedagogy, and study abroad. Ntarangwi is also author of Gender Performance and Identity: understanding Swahili Cultural Realities Through Songs (2003, Africa World Press) and co-editor with David Mills and Mustafa Babiker of African Anthropologies: History, Practice and Critique (2006, CODESRIA and Zed Books).