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ZELEZA Paul Tiyambe BA, MA, PhD
Malawi historian, literary critic, novelist, short-story writer and academic
Vice-Chancellor, United States International University—Africa

Date of birth: 25 May 1955


Place of birth: Salisbury, Rhodesia, now Harare, Zimbabwe


Family: married; one s. one d.


Education: Univ. of Malawi, Univ. of London, UK, Dalhousie Univ., Halifax, NS, Canada


Career: Staff Assoc., Chancellor Coll., Univ. of Malawi 1976–77; Researcher, Univ. of Nairobi 1979–80; Lecturer, Univ. of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica 1982–84; Lecturer, Kenyatta Univ., Nairobi, Kenya 1984–87, Sr Lecturer 1987–90; worked on African econ. history research project at UN Econ. Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and at Dalhousie Univ. 1990; Asst Professor, Dept of History and Comparative Devt Studies, Trent Univ., Ont., Canada 1990–91, Assoc. Professor 1991–95, Professor 1995, Acting Dir Trent Int. Program 1994–95, Prin. Lady Eaton Coll. 1994–95; Professor of History and African Studies and Dir Center for African Studies, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1995–2003, Professor and Head, Dept of African-American Studies, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago 2007–09, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor 2008–; Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University 2009–13; Vice-Pres.Academic Affairs at Quinnipiac University 2013–15; Vice-Chancellor, United States International University Africa 2016–;Professor of African Studies and History, Pennsylvania State Univ. 2003–06; former Ed. Odi journal, Umodzi magazine; Founder-member Malawian Writer's Series 1974; Co-Ed. Journal of Eastern African Studies; blogger at The Zeleza Post


Honours and awards: Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2003, Penn State Coll. of Liberal Arts Class of 1933 Distinction in the Humanities Award 2006; numerous grants from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, US Dept of Educ. Title VI, Nat. Endowment for the Humanities, Canada Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Council for the Devt of Social Science Research in Africa


Publications: fiction: Night of Darkness and Other Stories 1976, Smouldering Charcoal 1992, The Joys of Exile (short stories) 1994; non-fiction: Imperialism and Labour: The International Relations of the Kenyan Labour Movement 1987, Labour, Unionization and Women's Participation in Kenya 1965–1987 1988, A Modern Economic History of Africa, Vol. 1: The Nineteenth Century (Noma Award for Publishing in Africa 1994) 1993, Vol. 2: The Twentieth Century, Maasai 1994, Akamba 1994, Mijikenda 1994, Manufacturing African Studies and Crises (Dakar Book Series) (Special Commendation of the Noma Award 1998) 1997, Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century African History 2002, In Search of Modernity: Science and Technology in Africa 2003, Science and Technology in Africa 2003, Leisure in Urban Africa (co-ed.) 2003, Rethinking Africa's Globalization, Vol. 1: The Intellectual Challenges 2003, Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Development in Africa (co-ed.) 2004, African Universities in the Twenty-First Century, Vol. 1: Liberalisation and Internationalisation (ed.) 2004, Vol. 2: Knowledge and Society (ed.) 2004, Causes and Costs of African Conflicts 2007, Conflict Management and Resolution in Africa 2007, Africa and Its Diasporas: Dispersals and Linkages 2008, The Roots of African Conflicts: The Causes and Costs 2008, Barack Obama and African Diasporas: Dialogues and Dissensions 2009, Africa's Resurgence: Domestic, Global and Diaspora Transformations 2014, The Transformation of Global Higher Education 2016; contrib. to numerous articles, chapters, reviews and short stories


Contact details: Address: P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa (office); Tel: (254) 730 116000 (office); Fax: (254) 20 360 6100 (office); Email: [email protected] ; Website: http://www.usiu.ac.ke/ .




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