N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba

Africana Studies and Research Center, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

210 Africana Studies and Research Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-7839

N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba

Africana Studies and Research Center, College of Arts and Sciences


Comparative and international education; higher education; equity-gender issues in education; educational innovations, including information and communications technologies, and distance learning; European colonization of Africa; Africa and the African diaspora; global citizenship education

Current Research Interests

Globalization and education, gender and disciplinary clusters, educational innovations, the use of technology in education, higher education processes, education and sustainable development; global citizenship and peace education; African higher education renewal through fusion


World Council of Comparative Education Societies President
Scientific Advisory Committee of the Inter-governmental Program for the Management of Social Transformations of UNESCO Vice President
Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg
Extraordinary Professor in the Education Policy Studies Department at Stellenbosch University
University of Ghana, Sociology Department, Carnegie Diasporan Fellow
New York African Studies Association The Professor Ali A. Mazrui Outstanding Publication/Book & Educational Activities Award

Selected Publications

Assié-Lumumba, N’Dri Thérèse. “Harnessing the Empowerment Nexus of Afropolitanism and Higher Education: Purposeful Fusion for Africa’s Social Progress in the 21st Century.” Journal of African Transformation 1, no. 2 (2016): 51–76.

Assié-Lumumba, N’Dri Thérèse. “Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 1995 Beijing International Conference on Women: Gender and the Nexus of Global and Domestic Power Dynamics.” In The Global Hillary, edited by Dinesh Sharma, 78.93. New York, London: Routledge, 2016.

Cornell Research Website Article

Umbutu: Interconnected, Looking Forward

Cornell Research Website Video

N'Dri Assié-Lumumba: A Faculty Profile