Bupe Lughano Kabaghe is a junior from Kitwe, Zambia. She is passionate about leadership, gender equality, politics, and youth development. Kabaghe is working with Professor Jamie Bleck in the political science department as her faculty adviser. Together they will be working on a study on the role of informal tea drinking groups in Malian civil society. Their research will seek to investigate how these groups build trust and community among people of different backgrounds.
During the summer of 2022, Kabaghe worked with Professor Elizabeth Sperber, a former Kellogg Visiting Fellow from the University of Denver on a study of Religion and Politics in Africa. She coded pastoral letters using Nvivo from South and East Africa. She also worked with the Member of Parliament in her constituency to conduct youth empowerment training workshops for her non-governmental organization, Abana Afrika Foundation, which seeks to empower the next generation of Zambian youth through college mentorship, entrepreneurial leadership and personal development.
Kabaghe is a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, London Undergraduate Scholar and the Co-President of the African Students Association.