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Busi Makoni

Busi Makoni

Assistant Teaching Professor of African Studies

112 Willard Building
Office Phone: (814) 867-3553


Busi Makoni (nee Dube) holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is currently employed as a lecturer in the Program in African Studies. Her research interests are in second language acquisition of African languages, the interrelationship between language and gender as well as language and the security of the state. She has conducted research in areas such as feminist critical discourse analysis, language policy and planning and language rights. Some of her research has been published in international journals such as the Journal of Second Language Research, Current Issues in language Planning, Journal of Language, Identity and Education, the International Multilingual Research Journal, Journal of Language Policy and the International Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Courses Taught:

  • AFR 110: Introduction to Contemporary Africa
  • AFR 110 WEB: Introduction to contemporary Africa
  • AFR 150: African in Cinema
  • AFR 403: South Africa Today
  • *AFR 403 WEB: South Africa Today