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American Ethnic Studies

Dr. Tushabe wa Tushabe

Dr. Tushabe wa Tushabe* is an Associate Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Kansas State University.  Dr. Tushabe earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Binghamton University (NY), an M.A. in Women’s Studies at Texas Woman’s University (TX) and a B.A. in Philosophy at Saint Mary’s College (IN).  Dr. Tushabe’s research interests encompass decolonial practices and epistemologies, Indigenous methodologies, sexualities and human rights, African Religions, and social justice methods. 

Dr. Tushabe brings previous experience teaching in Philosophy, African Studies, Women’s Studies, and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies departments in California and New York to Tushabe's work at KSU.

*Dr. Tushabe does not use gender pronouns.

Select Publications

“Sexual Rights in Uganda and the Struggle for Meaning in Community,” Journal of Lesbian Studies (2016): 1-17. Reprinted 2017.

With Besi Muhonja, “Mother’s Decision Making Power: A New Vision for Working with Internally Displaced Peoples in and Kenya.” Eds. Tatjana Takševa and Arlene Sagoutas, Mothers Under Fire: Mothering in Conflict Areas. Bradford: Demeter P, 2015: 248-264.

“What African is Possible Beyond Fifty Years of Independence” Ofo: Journal of Trans-Atlantic Studies, 4(2014): 1-20.

“Memoirs of Motherhood: Reflections on Pedagogical Motherhood in Community.” JeNda Journal of Culture and African Women 23 (2013): 111-31.

“Decolonizing Homosexuality in Uganda as a Human Rights Process.” Eds. Toyin Falola and Nana Akua Amposah, Gender and Sexuality in Africa. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2013: 42-59.

Courses Taught at KSU
  • GWSS 105   Introduction to Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies
  • AMETH 160  Introduction to American Ethnic Studies
  • AMETH 351  African American Perspectives: Africans & African Americans
  • AMETH 351  African American Perspectives: Sex, HIV/AIDS & African                           American Communities
  • AMETH 351  African American Perspectives: Black Sexualities
  • AMETH 550  Popular Paths to Knowledge
Other Courses Taught
  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Coming Out and Sexual Identities
  • African Feminisms
  • Gender Performance

Dr. April Petillo

Contact Info

Email: tushabe@ksu.edu

Phone: (785) 532-2112

Office: Leasure Hall, Room 103C

Office Hours

Dr. Tushabe is on sabbatical.  

They are only reachable by email.