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Faculty Spotlight – Fatuma Guyo, PhD

Fatuma Guyo, Ph.D.Africana Studies, is a historian of twentieth-century Africa with a specialization in East African history. Her teaching and research interests include policy history, women and gender history, and democratization and social change. Her passion for teaching stems from enjoying the opportunity to share with students the diversity and richness of Africa and help them learn to broaden their ideas, beliefs, and thoughts about the continent.

She is currently working on her first monograph tentatively titled, “The Forgotten Frontier: Pastoralists, Livestock and Colonial Policies on the Kenya’s Northern Frontier, 1900s 1990.” Additionally, Dr. Guyo has published peer-reviewed articles in journals including Pastoralism: Research, Policy, and Practice.

Guyo earned her Ph.D. in African History from Southern Illinois University where she was the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award for 2012. She earned an M.A. in History from Miami University in Ohio and a B.A. in History from the University of Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa)