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Singumbe Muyeba, PhD

Welcome to my website. I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. I am also a core faculty member of the Africa Center at the Institute of Comparative Regional Studies, a member of the Faculty Council, the Faculty Advisor for Students for Africa and a Faculty Affiliate of the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality at the University of Denver. I am an award-winning teacher having had the honor to be voted the Korbel School's Distinguished Teaching Award for 2023. I have a forthcoming book tentatively titled The Homeowner Ideology: Economic (F)Utility of Real Property Rights which will be published by University of Michigan Press. My previous book, Globalisation and Africa in the Twenty-First Century: A Zambian Perspective was published by Authorhouse in 2008.

I represent the University of Denver as a partner institution for the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat). I am also affiliated with the UN-Habitat's Community of Practice (CoP) for Slum Upgrading. Previously worked for the United Nations Development Program on an environment project in Zambia and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

I hold a PhD in Sociology and MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and a BA from University of Zambia. In the United States, I was a Fox International Fellow at Yale University and attended summer school on Development and Inequality in the Global South at Brown University. I have also attended summer school at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.