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Dr. Augusto's research and practice focus on the dynamics and politics of knowledge in pluralistic societies and in complex interactive systems marked by power inequalities. Her current interests are science and technology policy and higher education policy in the Global South; the interaction between the technosciences and indigenous local knowledges, particularly in Southern Africa, Brazil, the US, and the Caribbean; black transnationalism; and visuality, orality and digitality in Africa and the African Diaspora. At the Watson Institute, Augusto was for three years a co-convener for BIARI (Brown International Advanced Research Institutes) and, in conjunction with Africana Studies, was a convener for the TRP (Trilateral Reconnection Project). She is currently an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Caribbean Thought, University of the West Indies, and part of the design and teaching team of the Kwetu Leadership Institute in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. From 1973 to 1991, she worked in Southern Africa, as a book editor (Tanzania), and as a project economist and technical editor for SADC (Angola and the region). She also worked as a Portuguese/English interpreter, for a variety of ministerial, Frontline states, and UN meetings in Southern Africa and Europe. Since 1994, she has collaborated on numerous projects in the South African science and technology, higher education, and indigenous knowledge sectors, including the National Commission on Higher Education; the System-wide Review of Science, Engineering and Technology Institutions; and the First National Workshop on Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Augusto previously taught at Harvard Kennedy School, from 1994 to 2002. She has consulted widely to public and nonprofit sector executives on organizational transformation. Geri Augusto holds a B.A. (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in economics (Howard), M.P.A. (Kennedy School, Harvard) and Ed.D., Human and Organizational Learning (GWU Graduate School of Education).

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GERI AUGUSTO, MPA (Harvard), Ed.D. (GWU)
Visiting Associate Professor in Africana Studies
Africana Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 9730

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