Ngwarsungu Chiwengo
Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • English

Position

  • Professor

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Fleming, P. A., Kirby, E. L., Grandbois, G. H., Chiwengo, N., Welch, A. W., Pierce, J. Creighton University: Beyond the conceptual: diversity education for faculty, Building Multicultural Competency: development, training, and practice, 53-66, 2008

Articles

  • “Interview of Lewis Nkosi on Alan Paton by Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, with the participation of Maureen Eke, Debra Boyd, and Famisha Brown” JALA, forthcoming March, 2015., Maternal Child Nursing, 2015
  • Special JALA issue on the Teaching of Violence and Human Rights in African Literature. JALA, (in press, March, 2015), None, 2015
  • “Kibushi Ndjate Wooto, Cinéaste congolais et le film d'animation africain et congolais: une interview.” JALA. 2015., None, 2015
  • “Making Visible and Eradicating Congo’s History of Violence: Maiming the Female/National Body.”, None, Pietermaritzburg: Thinking Africa Series. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 87-107, 2014
  • ‘Du mont Kimbangu à la colline de Nkamba: La redemption des “Lupetos” à travers les recits sur Beatrice Kimpa Vita et Simon Kimbangu’ in Simon Kimbangu, prophète de la libération de l'Homme Noir., None, Paris : L'Harmattan, 315-333, 2014
  • “Bestialization, Dehumanization and Counter-interstitial Voices: (Mis)-representation of Congo (DRC) Conflicts and Rape.” ( Kent State University Press). Forthcoming, None, 2014
  • « L’être féminin dans l’œuvre romanesque de V.Y. Mudimbe. » in Entres Inscriptions et Prescriptions. Ed. Justin K. Bisanswa. Paris: Honoré Champion, None, 2013
  • Chiwengo, Ngwarsungu Contemporary Matriarchies in Cameroonian Francophone Literature: 'On est ensemble.', African Studies Review, 54, 215-218, 2011
  • Chiwengo, Ngwarsungu Dog Days: An Animal Chronicle, African Studies Review, 50, 278-280, 2007

Publications

  • Angelou’s Writings, moral example have power to inspire,”, Omaha World-Herald, 2014
  • “Patrice Lumumba Assassinated 51 years ago: Six million Congolese dead—the Genocide the world ignores.” The Blacklist Pub. http://theblacklistpub.ning.com/profiles/blogs/patrice-lumumba-assassinated-51-years-ago-six-million-congolese January 17, 2012, None, 2012

Editing and Reviews

  • “Contemporary Matriarchies,” by Cheryl Toman., African Studies Review, 215-218, 2011

Presentations

  • Organized and Chaired (substitute) Roundtable: Teaching South African Literature, African Literature Association Conference (International), Johannesburg, South Africa, April 12, 2014., 2014
  • “Congo (DR) Women-History of Atrocities, Myths , Trauma and Resilience” Women’s Caucus Keynote Speaker, African Studies Association, International, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2013., 2013
  • Roundtable: The New Generation of the Congo: Migration, Social Change and Innovation, African Studies Association Conference (International), Baltimore, Maryland, November 2013., 2013
  • “Voice, Space, and racialized Bodies in Congolese Belgian Diasporic Fiction and Films,” The Arts and the Congolese Diaspora Colloquium, International, Brussels, Belgium, October 2013., 2013
  • “Making Visible and Eradicating Congo’s History of Violence: Maiming the Female/National Body,” at Violence in/And the Great Lakes : The Thought of V.Y. Mudimbe and Beyond, Thinking Africa Colloquium Programme, International, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, August 2013., 2013
  • Chaired: Teaching Liberation and Identity in African and Diasporic Literature and Films (Roundtable sponsored by the Teaching and Research Committee), African Literature Association Conference (International), Charleston, South Carolina, March 2013., 2013
  • Closing keynote speaker: Breaking Stereotypes: Stop. Rewind. Reeducate, Tau Delta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Creighton University, October 2012., 2012
  • Chaired panel and presented: “Litterature congolaise: Imaginaire et Mirroir de l’urgence sociale,” Imaginaire Et Urgence Du Social Dans Le Texte Francophone, International Colloquium, Laval University, Quebec, May 2012., 2012
  • Chaired: “Human Rights and African Literature and Films in the Classroom I,” African Literature Association Conference (International), Dallas, Texas, April 2012., 2012
  • Chaired: “Human Rights and African Literature and Films in the Classroom II,” African Literature Association Conference (International), Dallas, Texas, April 2012., 2012
  • Roundtable: “Writing the Personal Profile for Tenure and Promotion,” Sponsored by the ALA Teaching and Research Committee, African Literature Association Conference, (International), Dallas, Texas, April 2012., 2012
  • “Representation & Human Rights: Politics, Literature & Activism in the Congo” Multicultural Lectures, Creighton University, March 2012., 2012
  • Lessons of Trauma: Dawn in the Shadows of Congo (DRC),” Loyola University of Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, Invisible Conflicts, Chicago, IL, October 2011., 2011
  • « Du Mont Kimbangu à la colline de Nkamba: la rédemption des “Lupetos” à travers les récits sur Béatrice Kimpa Vita et Simon Kimbangu,» International Conference on Simon Kimbangu, Kinshasa, Congo (DRC), July 2011., 2011
  • “Mediated Voices of Maimed Congolese Female Bodies: Representation of Rape in Congo DRC,” Annual May 4th Symposium on Democracy: Democracy and Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kent State, Kent, OH, April 2011., 2011
  • Chaired: “Teaching Anglophone and Francophone Literature in Times of Contraction,” African Literature, Visual Arts and Film in Local and Transnational Spaces, African Literature Association Conference( International), Ohio University, Athens, OH, April 2011., 2011
  • Roundtable: “Teaching Anglophone and Francophone Literature in Times of Contraction,” African Literature, Visual Arts and Film in Local and Transnational Spaces, African Literature Association Conference (International), Ohio University, Athens, OH, April 2011., 2011
  • “Silenced Voices and Marked Bodies: Representation and Transcendence of Congolese Trauma,” Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, February 2011, 2011
  • Roundtable: Brown University Achebe Colloquium on Africa, “The Impact of the Congolese Crisis on Its People,” Rhodes Island, December 2010., 2010
  • “Une stratégie subreptice de l’oralité et de la rumeur dans la littérature congolaise francophone, ” Texte africain francophone et modernité, Laval, Canada, October 2010, 2010
  • “Congo (DRC) Women: Transcending Trauma and Dehumanization,” Carole Weinstein International Center, University of Richmond, October 2010, 2010
  • « L’être féminin dans l’œuvre romanesque de V.Y. Mudimbe, » L’ordre des signes et l’ordre social ou le monde de V.Y. Mudimbe, Laval, Canada, October 2010, 2010
  • “Listening through the Interstices: Narratives of Violence and Rape,” Sexual Violence and Conflict in Africa, Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada, May 2010, 2010
  • Chaired: Teaching Literature of War and Violence (Sponsored by the Teaching and Research Committee),” African Literature Association (ALA) Conference (International), Tuscan, Arizona, March 2010., 2010
  • Roundtable: Teaching African Literature and Culture with Media Visuals and Cinema” (Sponsored by the Teaching and research Committee), African Literature Association (ALA) Conference (International), Tuscan, Arizona, March 2010., 2010
  • Workshop: “Teaching African Literature through Films for Highschool Teachers,” African literature Association (ALA) Conference (International), Tuscan, Arizona, March 2010., 2010
  • “Rape as a Weapon of War,” Una, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, February 2010., 2010

Awards and Honors

  • HS-MACA Distinguished Faculty Award, 2014
  • Teacher of the Week, Theta Eta Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority , 2013
  • Ranked No. 1, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and Middle East 50 Most-Frequently Read Articles, 2011