Chambi Chachage (PhD) is the 2018-2020 Princeton African Humanities Postdoctoral Research Associate.
He holds a BSocSci in Psychological Studies/BA (Hons) in African Studies, MSc in African Studies, AM in History/PhD in African Studies from the University of Cape Town (UCT), the University of Edinburgh, and Harvard University, respectively. His doctoral dissertation on ‘A Capitalizing City: Dar es Salaam and the Emergence of an African Entrepreneurial Elite (c. 1862-2015)‘ is publicly available https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/39947205. He is also in the final stages of completing a book manuscript entitled 'Africanizing Capital: Emergence of Black Entrepreneurs in Eastern Africa' that is currently under review for publication. His co-edited book, together with Annar Cassam, on Africa’s Liberation: The Legacy of Nyerere (Pambazuka Press (2010) continues to be widely circulated and cited and has received generous reviews.
Dr. Chachage has also authored the following chapters: ‘Nyerere as a Global Conscience’, in Dorothy L. Hodgson & Judith A. Byfield’s (eds.) Global Africa: Into the Twenty-First Century, University of California Press (2017); ‘Globalization and the Making of East Africa’s Asian Entrepreneurship Networks’, in Moses E. Ochonu’s (ed.) Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Historical Approach, Indiana University Press (2018). His article with Jacqueline Mgumia on ‘Engendering Empowerment: The Political Life and Times of Bibi Titi Mohamed’ is forthcoming in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia on African Women’s History. Other articles have appeared on the Council for the Development of Social Science Research (CODESRIA) Bulletin, African Sociological Review, Pambazuka News, Development, Africa at LSE, and African Arguments. He is also an editorial member of the Journal of Tanzanian Arts, Media and Cultures (Sanaa Journal) and contributing editor of the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE). Apart from blogging at ‘Udadisi: Rethinking in Action’and ‘Africa Blogging‘, he regularly tweets @Udadisi.
At Princeton University, Dr. Chachage co-teaches courses on ‘Critical African Studies’ and ‘Introduction to African Studies.’