Martha Ndakalako


Assistant Professor in English

Martha Ndakalako specializes in Anglophone African literature, African feminisms, and African Studies. Her research focuses on contemporary Namibian women’s literature and feminisms, and situates these within the broader contexts of African and global black feminisms, and African literature. She is particularly interested in unconventional feminist literatures, and the way in which these kinds of literatures innovate aesthetic and literary practices in order to circulate. Her essay on Namibian Facebook serial fiction was published in Postcolonial Text in 2020 in a special issue called Digital Africa. She also has a chapter in the volumeAfrican Women and their Networks of Support: Intervening Connections(2020), a collection of interdisciplinary essays on African women’s activism and feminist collaborations, of which Ndakalako is co-editor.

Martha teaches courses on African Feminisms, Postcolonial African Literatures, Digital African Literatures, and African comics and graphic novels.


Ph.D. Comparative Litearature, University of Oregon; B.A. Literary Studies, University of Texas at Dallas

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ENG-101 Read:African Feminism 2 2022/FA and 2021/FA
GWS-101 Read:African Feminism 2 2022/FA and 2021/FA
ENG-281 Postcolonial Lit 2 2022/FA and 2021/FA
ENG-130 World Lit: Black Worlds 2 2022/SP
ENG-244 ST:Black Comics 1 2022/FA
ENG-274 African Digital Lit 1 2022/SP