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Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure

literature and language professor

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).

Interests

  • Other 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