Ohio University

Ghirmai Negash

Headshot of Ghirmai. He is wearing a blue shirt and coat
Director of African Studies Professor, English & African Literature
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African Studies Director


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.