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The Michigan State University African Studies Center has close to a hundred Core Faculty with experience on Africa, probably one of the largest in the nation. The Center features many scholars in social science, agricultural economics, African languages, the arts and humanities, education, health and medicine and many other fields.

The faculty members are listed alphabetically by college and departmental affiliation, noting geographical areas of Africa experience, and teaching and research interests.

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Leapetswe Malete Department: Education- Kinesiology
Email: maletele(at)

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Biography: Leapetswe Malete’s teaching and research interests focus on international dimensions of youth psychosocial development through sport and physical activity, self-efficacy and athletic performance. He is also interested in physical activity, nutrition and childhood obesity, and the global and cultural dimensions of sport and exercise psychology more broadly. His other interests are international higher education partnerships and development.

Rebecca Malouin Department: Family Medicine
Countries/Research: Niger; Malawi
Email: rebecca.malouin(at)

Nicole Mason Department: Ag, Food & Resource Economics
Email: masonn(at)

Ruth Mbabazi Department: Entomology
Email: mbabazi(at)

Jamie Monson Department: African Studies Center; History
Email: monsonj(at)

Eric J. Montgomery Department: Anthropology
Email: montg285(at)

Nathan Moore Department: Geography
Email: moorena(at)

Michelle Moyd Department: History
Countries/Research: Eastern Africa
Email: moydmich(at)

Leo Murembya Department: Economics
Email: murembya(at)

Flora Nankhuni Department: Ag, Food and Resource Economics
Email: nankhuni(at)