Associate Professor, Africana Studies, University of Michigan-Flint
Dr. Guluma Gemeda earned his BA and MA degrees from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and his PhD from Michigan State University. Before joining the University of Michigan-Flint, Dr. Gemeda taught at Addis Ababa and Northern Michigan Universities. At U-M Flint, he teaches African and African American history; and in his scholarships, he specializes on the social and economic history of Northeast Africa, particularly on land and farming communities in Ethiopia. He has conducted research in Ethiopia and at national archives in the United Kingdom and the United States. Recently, he is also conducting research on the Sea Islands of South Carolina, in the United States. Dr. Gemeda has published several articles and book chapters. His recent publications include: “The Rise of Coffee and the Demise Imperial Autonomy: The Oromo Kingdom of Jimma and Political Centralization in Ethiopia”, in Contested Terrain, ed. by Ezekiel Gebissa (Trenton, Red Sea Press, 2009) and “Land, Agriculture and Social Class Formation in the Gibe Region, From the mid-nineteenth century to 1936” in State, Land and Society in the History of Sudanic Africa, ed. by Donald Crummey (Trenton, NJ., Red Sea Press, 2005). Currently, he is completing a manuscript on the history of coffee in Ethiopia.