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Associate Vice Provost for Scholarship, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of Research and Scholarship & Professor
muhonjbx@jmu.edu
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Office: Foundation 2047

Associate Vice Provost for Scholarship, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of Research and Scholarship & Professor

Education:
PhD, Binghamton University
Graduate Certificate, Feminist Theory, Binghamton University
MA, Binghamton University
B.Ed., Egerton University

Specializations:
Critical African studies; decolonial and indigenous knowledges; Africana, transnational and subaltern feminisms; queer African studies; and motherhood studies, feminist theory; Wangari Maathai

Book Publications:
Muhonja, Besi Brillian. Radical Utu: Ideas and Ideals of Wangari Maathai. Athens: Ohio University Press, Spring/Summer 2020. https://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Radical+Utu

Muhonja, Besi Brillian. Turn Down the Volume on Silence. New York: Africa Resource Press (forthcoming, 2021).

M’Baye, B. and Muhonja, B.B. Gender and Sexuality in Senegalese Societies. New Lanham: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2019. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793601124/Gender-and-Sexuality-in-Senegalese-Societies-Critical-Perspectives-and-Methods

Muhonja, Besi Brillian. Performing Girlhood and Womanhood: Rituals of Kenya's Twenty-First Century Middle Class. New Lanham: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2018. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498534338/Womanhood-and-Girlhood-in-Twenty-First-Century-Middle-Class-Kenya-Disrupting-Patri-centered-Frameworks

Muhonja Besi Brillian and Wanda Thomas Bernard, Eds. Mothers and Sons: Centering Mother Knowledge. Ontario: Demeter Press, 2016. http://demeterpress.org/books/mothers-and-sons-centering-mother-knowledge/

Articles and Book Chapters:
List available on request

Peer Reviewed Journal Issues Edited:
Muhonja, Brillian Besi, Ed. “Chronicles of Mothering.” JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 2013.

Muhonja, Brillian Besi, and David Owusu-Ansah, Eds. “Africa at the Crossroads.” West Africa Review, vol. 1, no. 19, 2011.

Muhonja, Brillian Besi, Ed. “Human Rights: Thirty Years After CEDAW.” JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, vol. 1, no. 15, 2009.

Editor/Curator, Database:
Muhonja, Brillian Besi, Ed. Kiswahili Story Database, 2013 - 2014. (5 Issues)

Muhonja, Brillian Besi, Ed. Kiswahili Story Database, 2009 - 2012. (10 Issues)

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