Micere Githae Mugo, Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence and chair of the department of African-American studies at Syracuse University, received the 2007 Distinguished Africanist Award from the New York African Studies Association.

Professor Mugo, a native of Kenya but now a citizen of Zimbabwe, has been on the Syracuse University faculty since 1993. She is a graduate of Makerere University in Uganda and holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada.