Dr. Msia Kibona is an Associate Professor of African cultural & feminist studies in the Department of African Studies at Howard University. Her work focuses on representations of Pan Africanism, African feminism, and African identities in popular culture.
A Tanzanian feminist activist and scholar, her work also explores African women and the use of cyberactivism in digital and social media. Her scholarship includes several articles, chapters, and books on Hip-Hop in Africa & Black Transnationalism, including Hip-Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City & Dustyfoot Philosophers and the forthcoming African Women in Digital Spaces: Redefining Social Movements on the Continent and in the Diaspora.
She currently teaches Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa, a joint course between George Washington University and Howard University. She is also the creator and producer of the Hip Hop African Blog & Podcast. Dr. Kibona Clark is a former Fulbright Scholar, she sits on the Board of Trustees of the Diaspora Community of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA), and she is on the editorial boards of the Journal of African Cultural Studies and the Global Hip Hop Studies Journal.