Biography: Dorothy Chinwe Ukaegbu, Ph.D, is a cultural anthropologist of Igbo origin, and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Her core areas of specialization under the rubric of cultural anthropology are political anthropology, interpretive / symbolic anthropology, development anthropology (grassroots participatory development); and African historiography. Her group areas of concentration are Africa and African diaspora with an emphasis on Igbo studies. Her research interests include gender studies, folklore, the anthropology of film, ethnicity, contemporary immigrant populations, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Prior to joining the College of Southern Nevada in 1995, she was a visiting professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia (1992-1994), where she taught Cultural Anthropology, New Perspectives of African Women, and African Culture Through Oral History and Storytelling. She is currently involved with Equiano research and has discovered Equiano's Tinmah and Elese. She is the founder of 'Tales Afrique: African Storytelling Series,' an educational video collection for college instruction. She is the author of, 'Writing In Anthropology: the Summary and the Critique Paper. A Handbook for Beginners. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Pearson/Prentice Hall. 2004. She co-edited an Anthropology Textbook, 'Faces of Anthropology: A Reader for the 21st Century. Eds. Rafferty and Ukaegbu. 5th Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. 2007. She is on the editorial board of Mbari: The International Journal of Igbo Studies.