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Mwenda Ntarangwi holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and teaches at Calvin College, Michigan, USA. His research and teaching focus mainly on cross-cultural education as well as the intersection between culture and performance especially as experienced and expressed by youth. His most recent publications include: Reversed Gaze: An African Ethnography of American Anthropology (Illinois, 2010), East African Hip Hop: Youth Culture and Globalization (Illinois, 2009). He is also editor of Jesus and Ubuntu: Exploring the Social Impact of Christianity in Africa (Africa World Press, 2011), and guest editor of a special issue of Africa Development (Vol. 37 No. 3) on the theme: “Parent’s Involvement in Children’s Lives in Africa” (CODESRIA, 2012).