Lawrence Chamunorwa

Doctoral Candidate
Department of African American Studies & Comparative Literature Department

Lawrence Chamunorwa is a PhD student in the Comparative Literature Department with affiliations in the Department of African American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute. Although he broadly works at the intersection of African and ancient Greco-Roman literatures, he is primarily interested in how African and Black diaspora literatures and films deal with questions of nature and environmental crisis as well as their attentiveness to Black futurisms (Africanfuturism and Afrofuturism).

He has served as a peer mentor in the Graduate Scholars Program (GSP) through the Access, Diversity & Inclusion Office and a University Administrative Fellow working in liaison with Princeton University Press. And in 2021, he was appointed a RISE Fellow for environmental justice.  Prior to attending Princeton, Lawrence attained his BA and BA (Hons.) degrees in Philosophy and Classics respectively from University of Zimbabwe as well as an MA in Languages and Cultures- Classics from Texas Tech University.