Lowell Andrew Brower
Lowell Brower is a doctoral candidate in African & African American Studies with a primary field in Anthropology. His research centers on African oral traditions and post-conflict storytelling practices in East and Central Africa. His dissertation explores communal storytelling and cultural reinvention in the aftermath of violence, displacement, and profound social rupture. Fluent in Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda, Lowell has conducted over two years of ethnographic and folkloric research in villages and refugee camps in Rwanda and Tanzania.
Lowell received a B.A. in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Washington.