Charlotte Mafumbo is the academic director of the SIT Study Abroad semester-long program, Uganda: Development Studies, and is also academic director of the SIT Study Abroad summer program, Uganda and Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin (Summer). She first worked with SIT as a student advisor and became an academic director in 2007. For the past three summers, she has collaborated with Dr. Fouts to develop the Global May Uganda program for Ohio State.
A Ugandan national, Charlotte obtained her PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She also holds an MA in international studies from the University of Sydney, Australia; a postgraduate certificate in gender and conflict studies from Hannover University, Germany; a postgraduate diploma in social conditions and policies from Copenhagen University; and a BA of history and international organization from Makerere University in Kampala. She completed a fellowship as a 2012 Global South Scholar at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Her research investigates why states adopt interventionist foreign policies. She has analyzed Uganda’s interventions in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Charlotte has worked at Makerere University as a lecturer in history, development, peace and conflict studies, and program management. She has extensive experience in program management and has provided students with practicum and career guidance. She has strong relationships with government and nongovernmental agencies and academic institutions, and rich perspectives on culture and development in Uganda.
Students will learn how Ugandan society provides for its people in order to secure survival, livelihoods, dignity and overall development. This Study Abroad course will introduce students to the beautiful…