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Dessalegn Bizuneh Ayele


I have been teaching various history and civics courses at Debre Markos and Gondar Colleges of Education, and the University of Gondar before I moved to Queen’s for my PhD. I had also managerial experience as I headed my department, Department of History and Heritage Management, at the University of Gondar between November 2019 and April 2022. For my doctoral dissertation, I will be reconstructing a history of disability rights activism in Ethiopia during the last century, and I will be under the supervision of Professors Awet T. Weldemichael and Marc Eprecht.

Selected Publications


Although I have participated in several national and international research conferences, seminars and summer schools and presented research papers over the years, I haven’t yet taken my works to publication. Part of my doctoral journey will, therefore, be publishing these and other works in reputable journals.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.