Fawzia Mustafa's education spans schooling in Tanzania,Britain, Kenya, Pakistan (BA Kinnaird College and MA Punjab University, Lahore) and the United States (MA and PhD Indiana University). At Fordham she has served as director of the Black Studies Institute, the Women's Studies Program, and the Comparative Literature Program as well as associate chair of the African and African American Studies Department and the English Department. She is author of V.S. Naipaul (Cambridge University Press, 1995), editor of a new edition of Sophia Mustafa, The Tanganyika Way: A Personal Story of Tanganyika's Growth to Independence (Toronto South Asian Review, 2009), and has published in journals such as Comparative Literature Studies, Twentieth Century Literature, and English Studies in Africa. She is currently working on a study of Anglophone literature, film and development in Eastern and Southern Africa.