Joe Lugalla

Director, Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University, East Africa
Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice Faculty
Master in Public Policy Faculty

Joe Lugalla is a professor in the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice and Master in Public Policy programs at the Carsey School of Public Policy. Dr. Lugall is the Director of Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Previously he was professor of social anthropology at the University of New Hampshire. He earned his bachelor and master's degrees in sociology at the University of Dares-Salaam in Tanzania and his doctor of philosophy in social sciences at the University of Bremen in the Federal Republic of Germany. After his doctoral studies, Dr. Lugalla pursued a post-doctoral diploma in higher education and international development at the University of Kassel in Germany, and he held a Carnegie Fellowship in Health and Behaviour Research in East Africa in social medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Professor Lugalla’s areas of interest in research, teaching, and publishing include anthropology and sociology of development, urban sociology and anthropology, medical sociology and medical anthropology (sociology of health and medicine). Besides publishing a variety of articles in international journals, Professor Lugalla has either authored/co-authored or co-edited the following books: Crisis, Urbanization and Urban Poverty in Tanzania: A Study of Urban Poverty and Survival Politics (University Press of America 1995), Adjustments and Poverty in Tanzania (Lit Verlag, Germany 1995), Poverty, AIDS and Street Children in East Africa (Edwin Mellen Press 2002), Urban Life & Street Children’s Health: Children’s Accounts of Urban Hardships & Violence in Tanzania (Lit Verlag, Muenster 2003), Social Change and Health in Tanzania (Dar es Salaam University Press Limited 2005). In addition to heading the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, he has also been a visiting fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, a visiting researcher at the University of Vienna in Austria, visiting professor at the Center for Social Policy, University of Bremen in Germany, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, and the University of Wageningen in Holland. At UNH, Professor Lugalla's main courses are Anthropology 680 (Globalization, Development and Poverty), Anthropology 500 (People’s and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa), Anthropology 627 (Urbanization in Africa), and Anthropology 685 (Gender, Sexuality, and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa).