Dr. Guluma Gemeda
Guluma Gemeda is Chair and Associate Professor of Africana Studies. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Before joining the University of Michigan-Flint, Dr. Gemeda had taught at Addis Ababa and Northern Michigan Universities. He specializes on the social and economic history of Northeast Africa, particularly on land and farming communities in Ethiopia. He is also conducting research on the Sea Islands of South Carolina, in the United States. Dr. Gemeda has published several articles and book chapters. His recent publications include: ‘The Rise of Coffee and the Demise Imperial Autonomy: The Oromo Kingdom of Jimma and Political Centralization in Ethiopia’, in Contested Terrain: Essays on Oromo Studies and Ethiopianist Discourse, and Politically Engaged Scholarship, ed. by Ezekiel Gebissa (Trenton, Red Sea Press, 2009). ‘Land, Agriculture and Social Class Formation in the Gibe Region, From the mid-nineteenth century to 1936’, in State, Land and Society in the History of Sudanic Africa, edited by Donald Crummey (Trenton, NJ., Red Sea Press, 2005). Currently, he is completing a manuscript on the history of coffee in Ethiopia.