Nakanyike Musisi

Associate Professor & Chair (Acting)
Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Room 3078


Fields of Study


Professor Nakanyike B. Musisi who is a historian of African History obtained her first degree from Makerere University in Uganda, M.A and M.Phil. from the University of Birmingham, UK and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching interests focus on women, gender and the state in African pre-colonial and colonial pasts as well as the history of education in Africa. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Signs: Journal of Culture and Society, Journal of African History, History in Africa, Gender and History, Oxford Encyclopedia of Research in Africa, The Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies and in various edited collections.  Her current book project, Duty and Desire: Biography of Queen Mother Irene Drusilla Namaganda, 1897-1957, under contract with University of Wisconsin Press, examines the life and impeachment of a Buganda’s 20th century queen mother over a sex scandal.


PhD, University of Toronto