Jude Uwaoma Nwachukwu joined the department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia in 2012. His research interests include the political economy of agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa, human and social development, and spirituality and religion in social work practice. Dr. Nwachukwu has taught philosophy, theology, and anthropology in Nigeria and America. He holds master’s degrees in social work, applied anthropology, philosophy, and socio-cultural anthropology, and a PhD in Applied Anthropology from Teachers College.