African Studies Lecturer and Organizer
Mjiba Frehiwot, MSW Ph.D., is an African Studies lecturer and organizer. She received her Ph.D from Howard University in the department of African Studies.
Ms. Frehiwot’s primary research focuses on Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People’s Party’s formal and informal education policy and its use to expose Ghanians to Pan-African Consciousness in Ghana, 1957-1966. She currently has two book chapters on Kwame Nkrumah being published and has presented at several conferences on Kwame Nkrumah and his education policy. These conferences include the Kwame Nkrumah International Conference; International Conference on African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon and the African Studies Association. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia teaching both civics and diversity courses.
She is formally trained as a Social Worker and has worked in the field for 14 years primarily doing community organizing, running volunteer programs, coordinating community events, serving as a case manager, alcohol and drug counselor and managing a multi-program community and volunteer programs department.
Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot received her Master of Social Work at California State University Sacramento in 2000 and her Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University where she had a double major of African-American Studies and Social Work.
She has been a member of the All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party since 1997 and has had the opportunity to represent the organization on an official delegation to Cuba in 2007 for May Day. She is currently, a Central Committee Member of the All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party.
Her research and organizing has also allowed her to travel to Ghana, West Africa, and London, England where she conducted research for her dissertation. In addition, she has traveled to the Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic, South Korea, and Belize. Her primary research interests are:
- Educational development
- Sustainable development