Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at St Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education from Kenyatta University, Kenya, and later obtained her PhD in Education with a minor in Women's Studies from Iowa State University, USA.

She was the recipient of the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora (CAD) Fellowship and a CAD Fellow at Nelson Mandela University in 2015. She is an alumna of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs Policy Fellows’ Programme. Her scholarly and research interests include curriculum and pedagogy, international education, feminist methodology, qualitative methodology, and women and education.

Prof Mwangi has published articles in the areas of feminist methodology and feminist scholarship of teaching and learning, and has authored and edited the books Championing Change: Perspectives from International Women in Higher Education (2016) and We Will Have Gained Ourselves: Narrative Experiences of African Women Pursuing Higher Education in the US (2009). She has presented her work in numerous local, national, and international conferences. Prof Mwangi is also the founder and chief editor of the Journal of Global Gender Studies (JGGS) and the founder and CEO of NGATHA International USA, a not-for-profit organisation registered in Minnesota.