Tukufu Zuberi


  • Tukufu Zuberi (PSC Research Associate) was interviewed in a recent segment of OMNIA's In These Times podcast. The episode entitled, National Myths and Monuments, features a discussion on the movement to reexamine monuments and the history and myths they symbolize, and how we should think about the artworks in our public squares.

  • Tukufu Zuberi (PSC Research Associate) launched a new YouTube channel entitled, Curating National Narratives, which will feature his documentaries, African Independence; a history of ancient Sudan entitled, “Before Things Fell Apart” and “Decolonizing The Narrative,” a series on museums, reparations, restitution, and race. The YouTube channel will provide a space for critical engagement with how national narratives are told. Read more in Dosage Magazine.

  • Tukufu Zuberi (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a bonus episode of OMNIA's In These Times podcast about the recent attack on the capital building. Zuberi discusses the historical and sociological context of the attack and what comes next.

Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Africana Studies

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1989


  • UPenn Africana Studies: Tukufu Zuberi on the Redesigned Africa Galleries at the Penn Museum
  • NBC10's Philly Live: Tukufu Zuberi on Telling the African Story Through Ancient Artifacts at Penn Museum
  • Penn Museum Great Stuff Lecture Series: Tukufu Zuberi on Decolonization and the Role of Museums in Contemporary Society