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Chambi Chachage

Assistant Professor

Degrees:BSocSci/BA-Honors (Cape Town), MSc (Edinburgh), AM/PhD (Harvard)

Chambi is an assistant professor of African Studies who joins the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University after having taught briefly at Princeton University as a Postgraduate Fellow. His academic trajectory in institutions of higher learning started at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa where he completed a BSocSci in Psychological Studies and BA (Honors) in African Studies. After a stint at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMASS-Amherst) in the US as an exchange student from UCT, he headed to the University of Edinburgh in the UK where he completed a MSc in African Studies before joining Harvard University where he completed AM in History and PhD in African Studies.

Research Interests

  • African Capitalism
  • African Entrepreneurialism
  • African Socialism
  • African Marxism
  • African Feminism
  • African Urbanism
  • African Cultural Development
  • African Medical History
  • African Digital Humanities
  • African Land Rights
  • African Economic History

2021-2022 Courses

  • AFRI 1001 A (Fall): Introduction to African Studies I
  • AFRI 2003 W (Winter): The Great Lakes Region of Africa
  • AFRI 3200 A (Winter): African Digital Humanities

Edited Volume
With Annar Cassam, Africa’s Liberation: The Legacy of Nyerere. Pambazuka Press, 2010.

Africanizing Capital: Emergence of Black Entrepreneurs in Eastern Africa (forthcoming).

With Jacqueline Mgumia, Precarious Partnerships: Tanzanian Entrepreneurs of Asian and African Descent, in Kenneth King & Meera Venkatachalam (eds.), India’s Aid and Soft Power in Africa. James Currey, 2021.

Globalization and the Making of East Africa’s Asian Entrepreneurship Networks, in Moses E. Ochonu (ed.), Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Historical Approach. Indiana University Press, 2018.

Nyerere as a Global Conscience, in Dorothy L. Hodgson & Judith A. Byfield (eds.), Global Africa: Into the Twenty-First Century. University of California Press, 2017.

“Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa. Edited by Kenneth Amaeshi, Adun Okupe, and Uwafiokun Idemudia. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xv+ 295 pp. Illustrations, figures, tables, index. Cloth, $89.99; paper, $29.99. ISBN: cloth, 978-1-107-16070-5; paper, 978-1-316-61370-2.” Business History Review 94, no. 2 (2020): 464-467.

With Jacqueline Mgumia. “Bibi Titi Mohamed.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. 2020.

“Pockets of resistance: the disarticulated state of class struggles in Africa.” Review of African Political Economy 45, no. 158 (2018): 660-663.

“From Citizenship to Netizenship: Blogging for social change in Tanzania.” Development 53, no. 3 (2010): 429-432.

With Chachage S.L. Chachage. “Nyerere: Nationalism and post-colonial developmentalism.” African Sociological Review/Revue Africaine de Sociologie 8, no. 2 (2004): 158-179.