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N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a Professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.) and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. She studied at Université d’Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Université Lyon II (France) where she earned 2 BAs (Licences) and two Masters (Maîtrises) in History and Sociology, Université Laval (Québec, Québec, Canada), and the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.) where she earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Education (Economics and Sociology of Education). At Cornell University she is a member of four other graduate fields: Education; International Development; International Agriculture and Rural Development; and the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA).
She has served as Director of the Cornell Program on Gender and Global Change (GGC). She is also Chercheur Associé at Centre de Recherches Architecturales et Urbaines (CRAU, Université de Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire) and research affiliate at the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance of the University of Houston (Texas). She has taught, conducted research, and worked in administrative positions in various institutions in several African countries, France, and Japan.
Her research interests focus on higher education; education as a system; information and communication technologies; educational innovations; human resource development; education finance; equality of educational opportunity; gender; family and social institutions; African history with a focus on the European expansion and colonial period.
She is co-founder and Associate Director of CEPARRED (Centre PanAfricain d’Etudes et de Recherches en Relations Internationales et en Education pour le Développement). Professor Assié-Lumumba is member of editorial committees of several professional prestigious journals. She has served on many committees and advisory panels in institutions, countries, and regional and international organisations including various agencies of the United Nations.
Her extensive publications include numerous articles in referred journals, book chapters, peer-reviewed monographs, and her authored, edited and co-edited books: Cyberspace, Distance Learning, and Higher Education in Developing Countries: Old and Emergent Issues of Access, Pedagogy, and Knowledge Production; African Voices in Education; Higher Education in Africa: Crises, Reforms, and Transformation; Les Africaines dans la politique: Femmes Baoulé de Côte d’Ivoire; Women and Higher Education in Africa: Reconceptualising Gender-based Human Capabilities and Upgrading Human Rights to Knowledge (which, as of June 2009, is being translated for publication in French, Arabic, Spanish and Chinese).
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