Grace N. Ngugi

Grace N. Ngugi

African and African American Studies with a primary field in Anthropology
Grace Ngugi

Grace N. Ngugi is a doctoral student in the Department of African and African American Studies with a primary field in History & secondary field in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Her current research focuses on the history of gender, mobility and intimacy in the Indian Ocean. She combines fragmentary archival material and interdisciplinary methodologies—Black feminist theory, critical memory and archival studies, among others—to center people from the Swahili coast of East Africa and explore how they navigate(d) the terrain of slavery and its afterlife.

Her previous work traces the genealogy of race and gender in female circumcisions discourse. She has also conducted research on Indigenous peoples’ land rights in Kenya.

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