Producing the Entrepreneur: Prospects and Challenges of African Youth Entrepreneurship

Jacqueline Mgumia, University of Dar es Salaam
Friday, November 15, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
A71 Simpson
Friday, November 15, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
Hosted by
Chambi Chachage, Princeton African Humanities, Postdoctoral Research Associate
 Bunmi Otegbade, Senior Researcher, Innovations for Successful Societies & The Program in African Studies
Jacqueline Mgumia is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania. She holds a BA degree with a major in Sociology from Albion College, USA, an MA degree in Development Studies from UDSM, and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her current research interests are on gender, youth, and economic livelihood in the context of social-economic development in Africa. Drawing from her PhD Dissertation on Choices on Money: Entrepreneurship and Youth Aspirations in Tanzania, she has published articles on ‘Programme-Induced Entrepreneurship and Young People’s Aspirations’ and ‘Why Youth Aspirations and Family Circumstances Matter for Entrepreneurship Interventions.’ She is currently working on her book manuscript on Producing the Entrepreneur: Subject and Choices in Local Moral Worlds in Urban Tanzania under the American Council of Learned Societies’ (ACLS) African Humanities Program (AHP) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Mgumia has also worked as a consultant for PLAN-International, UNESCO, and FEMINA, focusing on entrepreneurship, youth, and education. Mgumia is an active member of various civil society organizations, including the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP), in which she is the vice chair and researches on issues around family and the working conditions of women and men from a feminist perspective. She is also a board member of the Land Rights Research and Resources Institute (LARRRI/HAKIARDHI), in which her main research interests are on gendered ownership, use, access to land and livelihood.
Sponsored by
The Program in African Studies, The Princeton African Humanities Colloquium, Innovations for Successful Societies