Faculty & Staff

Hewan Girma

Hewan Girma joined the AADS faculty as Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2018. She received her PhD in Sociology and a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Stony Brook University in New York. Her research interests include transnational migration, race and ethnicity, intersectional identities and African diasporic populations. She formerly taught in the Global Studies and Geography department at Hofstra University in New York. Prior to joining academia, Hewan worked for several International Non-Governmental Organizations and United Nations agencies on projects as varied as HIV/AIDS, sustainability, and poverty alleviation.She is currently working on her first book on Ethiopian Return Migrants, which provides an intersectional analysis of voluntary Ethiopian return migration, highlighting how class, gender and ethno-racial categorizations influence the motivations and post-return experiences of return migrants.

Contact Information:

Office: 349 E Curry Building
 Email: h_girma@uncg.edu

Current Courses:

  1. ADS 356: The Making of the African Diaspora
  2. ADS 306: Special Topics in African Societies (Introduction to Contemporary Africa)