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Chapurukha Kusimba

Professor Department of Anthropology

Chapurukha (Chap) Kusimba  holds his degrees from Bryn Mawr (PhD) and Kenyatta University in Nairobi. His specialties include the archaeology of complex societies and the origins of inequality, ancient African chiefdoms and states, urbanism in Africa, Islam in Africa, and the African Diaspora in Asia and the Americas. He directs multiple anthropological research projects in East Africa and Madagascar. His current project based on the Kenyan Coast is investigating Ancient Trade Networks Between East Africa, South, Southeast and East Asia.  

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CAS - Anthropology
Hamilton - 201A
Wednesdays 10:00 am-5:00 pm Fridays 10:00 am-5:00 pm
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Anthropology Department


  • Fall 2017

    • ANTH-439 Culture, History, Power, Place: Pre-Colonial African Chiefdoms
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  • Spring 2018

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