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N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba speaks to pre-university students at Aduvie International School in Abuja, Nigeria, in December 2019.

Director, Institute for African Development

N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a professor of Africa and the African diaspora, comparative and international education, social institutions, African social history, and gender studies.

She is also a member of other Cornell graduate fields: education, global development, and the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA). She joined Cornell in 1991 as a Fulbright senior research fellow and Ford Foundation/Africana studies fellow. She served as director of the Cornell Program on Gender and Global Change and director of graduate studies of Africana studies.

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