- Lecturer, Kiswahili
Dr. Hilda Pembe is a Kiswahili lecturer in the Department of African & African-American Studies. Dr. Pembe was born and raised in Tanzania. She attained both a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Linguistics at The University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) where she majored in Swahili language. She also holds a P.h.D in Swahili language form Moi University in Kenya. Dr. Pembe won a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistantship scholarship, and taught she taught Swahili as a foreign language at Stetson University in Florida from 2007 to 2008.