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Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure

Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure, Rwandan, American literature and language professor. Recipient Philip G. Hubbard Outstanding Educator award, University Northern Iowa, 2005; scholar, Fulbright Program, 1989-1993. Member of National Association African American Studies and Affiliates (journal acquisitions 2002-2007, board directors 2002-2007).

Background

  • Mvuyekure, Pierre-Damien was born on September 8, 1961 in Kigali, Rwanda. Son of Jean Bisama and Marie Therese Mukagatare.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, National University Rwanda, 1984. Master of Arts, National University Rwanda, 1986. Master of Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1991.

      Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1993.

    Career

    • Junior lecturer English National University Rwanda, Ruhengeri, 1986—1989. Visiting assistant professor English Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1993—1995. Professor English and African American literature University Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, since 1995.

      Board director, humanity scholar African American History and Cultural Museum, Waterloo, Iowa, 2001—2006.

    Works

    • Producer, host: (African music show) The Talking Drum, KBBG FM 88. 1, Waterloo, Iowa. Author: (poetry) Lamentations on the Rwandan Genocide.

      Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Membership

    Member of National Association African American Studies and Affiliates (journal acquisitions 2002-2007, board directors 2002-2007).

    Personality

    Interests

    African music and dance.

    Connections

    • Married Natalie Mukagasana Sugira, December 5, 1965. Children: Anita Bwiza, Michael Mugaba Jeni, Malcolm-Aime Musoni.
    • father: Jean Bisama
    • mother: Marie Therese Mukagatare
    • spouse: Natalie Mukagasana Sugira
    • children: Anita Bwiza Mvuyekure
    • Michael Mugaba Jeni Mvuyekure
    • Malcolm-Aime Musoni Mvuyekure
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    Born September 8, 1961
    (age 56)
    Nationality
    • 1984
      National University Rwanda
    • 1986
      National University Rwanda
    • 1991
      State University of New York
    • 1993
      State University of New York
    • 1986 - 1989
      Junior lecturer, English National University Rwanda
    • 1993 - 1995
      visiting assistant, professor English Idaho State University
      Pocatello, Idaho, United States
    • 1995
      professor, English and African American literature University Northern Iowa
      Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States