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Walton Muyumba
Works at University of North Texas
Attended Indiana University
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  • University of North Texas
    Associate Professor, 2000 - present
Basic Information
I'm a writer and a professor.  I've published a book of criticism, The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009), along with essays, articles, and arts criticism ( in various electronic and print journals, magazines, and newspapers).
  • Indiana University
    1996 - 2001
  • University of Virginia
    1994 - 1996
  • Indiana University
    1990 - 1994
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