Dorothy Atuhura

Dorothy Atuhura
Visiting Assistant Professor
324 Tate Hall

PhD 2018, University of Missouri, Columbia

Research and Teaching

African/Diaspora Literature, Film, Folklore, Gender and Sexuality theory.

Dorothy Atuhura’s teaching focuses on gender and sexuality, race and immigration, post coloniality, transnational film and film adaptations of literary texts, folklore, disease in literature. Her current research investigates the transnational flow of sustainable development discourses on gendered folklore of the global south. She is currently working on a manuscript whose tentative title is “Unmasking Representations of ‘Harmful’ Cultural Practices” which explores transnational documentary film portrayal of global south women’s participation in ‘harmful’ cultural practices.

Selected Publications

Atuhura, Dorothy. “The Metaphor of War in Political Discourse on COVID-19 in Uganda.” Frontiers in Communication, vol. 6, 2022. Frontiers.

Atuhura, Dorothy. “Landscapes of Distant Suffering: Interrogating Humanitarian Documentary Film Representation of ‘Harmful’ Cultural Practices.” Journal of African Cultural Studies, vol. 0, no. 0, Oct. 2021, pp. 1–14.

Atuhura, Dorothy. “Framing the Other: Rethinking Media Representations of Mursi Women’s Display of Gendered Lip-Plated Bodies.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, no. 16. 2020.

Atuhura, Dorothy. “Interrogating transnational documentary film evidence on Uganda’s homophobia”, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture 1(2), 2016 pp. 181-198.