Dr. Obioma Nnaemeka will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Social Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa in May 2023. She will be recognized for her outstanding contribution to research in the areas of development, women/gender studies, human rights, and African Diaspora studies. Read on to learn more about the influential scholarship and contributions of Dr. Nnaemeka!
BIO: Professor Obioma Nnaemeka is a distinguished scholar and an expert in the fields of gender/women’s studies and development. She is currently Chancellor’s Professor of French, Women’s/Gender Studies and Africana Studies, and a former Director of the Women’s Studies Program at Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA.
She is the President and CEO of the Jessie Obidiegwu Education Fund, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) dedicated to the education of women and girls in Africa, and serves on the Editorial or Advisory Board of several refereed scholarly journals. Professor Nnaemeka combines research and teaching with consultancy for the United Nations, the World Bank, governments, international agencies, and academic institutions. She is also the convener of the Women in Africa and the African Diaspora international conferences.
As the founder and president of the Association of African Women Scholars, Professor Nnaemeka has collaborated with a global network of scholars and activists committed to social transformation. In October 2013 she visited UKZN’s Howard College campus to deliver a lecture titled: African Feminism, Womanism and Negofeminism: Interconnections and Contrasts.
Congratulations to Dr. Nnaemeka!
Obioma G. Nnaemeka is Chancellor’s Professor of French in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI