Fatuma Guyo, Ph.D.
Faculty Advisor, African Students Association, and Lecturer
Fatuma Guyo is a historian of twentieth-century Africa with a specialization in East African history. Her teaching and research interests lies at the intersection of Pre-colonial and Colonial History; Borderland History; Policy History; Women and Gender History; Oral History, and Democratization and Social Change. Dr. Guyo teaches Introduction to African Studies, AFST 235 and 236 courses. What ticks her passion in teaching is the opportunity to share with students the diversity and richness of African continent and help them learn how to broaden their ideas, beliefs and thoughts about the continent and its diverse cultures. She is currently working on her first monograph tentatively titled “The Forgotten Frontier: Pastoralists, Livestock and Colonial Policies on the Kenya’s Northern Frontier, 1900s 1990.” Her most recent scholarship exploring issues of democratization and development in Kenya with an approach to historical and ethnic marginalization was published by Routledge in 2019. Additionally, Dr. Guyo has published peer reviewed articles in journals including Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice. Review articles have appeared in outlets such as African Studies Quarterly. She has also contributed to historical reference works in the Greenwood Encyclopedia–ABC-Clio and Routledge Encyclopedia of African Studies.
Guyo earned her Ph.D. in African History from Southern Illinois University where she was the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award for 2012. She earned M.A. in History from Miami University in Ohio and a B.A. in History from the University of Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa). She previously held a Post-doctoral Fellowship position in the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University.
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, in African History; M.A., Miami University, History; B.A. University of Nairobi, University of Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa), History