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Lupenga Mphande

Lupenga Mphande

Lupenga Mphande

Associate Professor & Director of Study Abroad Program, Department of African American and African Studies


614 292-8734

486L University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio

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Areas of Expertise

  • Southern African languages and literatures
  • Southern African History and Politics
  • Issues of Language and Culture in Africa


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1989
  • M.A., University of Lancaster, England, 1979
  • B.A., University of Malawi, 1972

Director of African Languages Program
Director Study Abroad Program- South Africa

Professor Mphande's current research interests include the interface between phonology and morphology and its impact on the current phonological theory, Southern African languages and literatures, Southern African history and politics, and issues of language and culture in Africa.

Professor Mphande is also a published poet, and recent publications have been in the area of language, literature and culture in Africa.

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