Nakanyike B. Musisi

Faculty – Professor of Political Science

Nakanyike B. Musisi is a historian of African History. Her research and teaching interests focus on women, gender and the state in African pre-colonial and colonial pasts as well as the history of education in Africa. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Signs: Journal of Culture and Society, Journal of African History, History in Africa, Gender and History, Oxford Encyclopedia of Research in Africa, The Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies and in various edited collections. 

Her current book project, Duty and Desire: Biography of Queen Mother Irene Drusilla Namaganda, 1897-1957, under contract with University of Wisconsin Press, examines the life and impeachment of a Buganda’s 20th century queen mother over a sex scandal.

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