Ohio University

Ghirmai Negash

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Director of African Studies
Professor, English & African Literature
YIH 113

African Studies Director (on leave for the Spring 2019 semester)


Dr. Ghirmai Negash is the Director of the African Studies Program and a Professor of English & Postcolonial Literatures at Ohio University.

Negash received his PhD from the University of Leiden in 1999. His research and teaching interests include postcolonial African and world literatures, critical theory, orature, and translation. His main writings focus on the literatures and cultures of the Horn of Africa and South Africa.

A multilingual writer speaking several African and European languages, he publishes in English and his native language, Tigrinya. For more information on Dr. Negash, please click here.