Assistant Professor English

Dr. Ng’ang’a Wahu-Mūchiri is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature at The University of Miami. He’s the Principal Investigator of the Ardhi Initiative. The Ardhi Initiative is a Pan-African digital humanities project that curates and encodes C19 colonial land treaties between European nations and African political entities to examine their influence on African land alienation - (2019). 

Dr. Ng’ang’a Wahu-Mūchiri teaches Literatures from the African Continent and the African Diaspora. He recently designed a course, “Global Anti-Racism Movements from the Civil Rights Era to Now,” that empowers students to ask profound, interesting, and creative questions that advance their understanding of social justice, activism, and literature’s role in political movements. 

Select Publications and Projects

“'No Acts of Violence Are Alien to Me:' Author Interview with Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor.” African Literature Today:38. July 2020.

“From Grace Ogot to Yvonne Owuor: Fifty Years of Depicting Kenyan Lands & Landscapes.” African Literature Today, Nov. 2019.

“Depictions of Kenyan Lands & Landscapes by Four Women Writers.” Routledge Handbook of African Literature. New York: Routledge, 2019. 244-257.

“Performance: Popular Culture as the People’s Intervention in Dictatorial Regimes.” Dany Laferrière: Essays on His Works. Guernica Editions, 2013.

Ng'ang'a Wahu-Mũchiri. Writing In The Soil: Land and Landscape in Literature from Eastern and Southern Africa.University of Michigan Press, 2023.

“Gender and Land Rights.” Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Eds. Mehmet Odekon & J. F Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2015.