ChicagoCHEC Role: Community Engagement Core Co-Leader
Organization: Northeastern Illinois University
Jeanine Ntihirageza is an Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, and Department chair of Anthropology, ELP, Philosophy, and TESOL. She is a founding member of the African Summer Institute and the Genocide Research Group. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. While on a Fulbright Scholarship, she obtained an MA in Applied Linguistics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her BA in English Language and Literature is from the University of Burundi. Her current research interests are in Linguistics, Teaching English as Second Language, Refugee Studies and Genocide in Africa and the African Diaspora. Speaking Kirundi and French, she has been supporting the African refugee community for more than 15 years.