Monday, July 14, 2014
A historian, literary critic, fiction writer, and academic, Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is a prolific and multitalented scholar whose books have won many international awards, such as the Noma Award for A Modern Economic History of Africa and Manufacturing African Studies and Crises. Born in 1955 in Harare, Zimbabwe, he earned his master’s degree from the University of London, and his doctorate degree in economic history from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2009 he became the Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University, and in 2013 was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs at Quinnipiac University.
Born in Zimbabwe, Zeleza was raised in Malawi, the native country of his parents. He earned his B.A. from the University of Malawi and an M.A from the University of London, where he studied African history and international relations. He holds his Ph.D. in economic history from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.