Marie Krüger studies African and diasporic literatures and film. She has published two books: The African Teaching Basket: A Resource Guide, for which she was the editor and senior author (World of Education, 2000) and Female Characters in Contemporary Kenyan Women's Writing: Subdued Voices or Independent Figures (African Studies Program, Madison, Wisconsin, 1998). She has also recently published an article on contemporary Kenyan women's literature entitled "Narrative in the Time of AIDS" in Research in African Literatures.
Her scholarly interests include postcolonial East African women's literature, and she has conducted research at numerous sites in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. She has addressed teachers groups on the topic of teaching African literature, designed Swahili distance education courses, and directed the University of Iowa's Autonomous Language Learning Network, which helps students learn less-commonly taught languages through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Krüger received her M.A. and Ph.D. in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and also holds an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Cologne, Germany.