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 talks about why it was so critical to include contemporary art pieces as a part of advancing the conversation in Penn Today.

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