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Abobo Kumbalonah was born and raised in Ghana. Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree in English and Linguistics at the University of Ghana, he enrolled in an MA program in African Studies, Ohio University. He is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University, where he studies film and literature.

Athambile Masola is a teacher at Claremont High School.  She has a Masters in Education from Rhodes University. She was previously named one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans. She also writes for, the Mandela Rhodes Scholars Thought Leader page and on her blog: ixhantilam.

Bose Maposa is the Assistant Director of the African Studies Program at Ohio University, USA.

Bradley W. Parks is a digital journalist currently working for WOUB and Ohio Public Media at the Statehouse News Bureau. He previously worked for AllAfrica Global Media and Parks holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an African studies certificate from Ohio University.

Eden Almasude is a second-year medical student at the University of Minnesota with an M.A. in African Studies from Ohio University. She is interested in foreign policy, international development, and public health.

Emmanuelle Adjima Assy is a second year graduate student in International Development Studies at Ohio University. Her focus is on Environment and Sustainability. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Urban Sociology after her  master’s degree. Besides the academic world, she likes swimming and outdoor activities.

Gcobani Qambela is a lecturer on Global Health with Duke University and the Organisation for Tropical Studies.

Molemo Ramphalile is an independent scholar who survives off the spiritual, financial, emotional and intellectual generosity of family, friends and others.

Merrian Brooks is an American pediatrician studying clinical science and medical education. She hopes to one day be a part of a movement to make medical systems work better for people of color in the US, and children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nadia Ahmadou is a young African scholar who has published widely on peace and conflict related events in Africa.

Patrick Litanga is a doctoral student and adjunct instructor at the School of International Service at American University. Patrick earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, a Master’s in Political Science as well as a Master’s in International Affairs, both from Ohio University. He has been a research associate at the Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Community (COTELCO) and  is currently working on the epistemic basis of political engagement in certain African Diaspora groups.

Reuben Dlamini s the Head and Senior Lecturer of Information and Educational Technology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Prior, to joining Wits University he was an Academic Technology Consultant in the Office of Information Technology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Reuben decided many years ago “never to walk in anyone’s shadow.”

Siphokazi Magadla is a Lecturer and PhD student with the Department for Political and International Studies at Rhodes University, South Africa. She is a Fulbright scholar holding a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Ohio University, USA. She was previously named one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans.

Thandeka Kathi is a Constitutional Court Clerk who is passionate about issues surrounding women, children and the incarcerated.