Dr. Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong was born and raised in Cameroon. She studied Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Buea as well as Performing Arts at the University Yaoundé I and completed her Masters there in 2000. In 2005, she was awarded a Diploma of Advanced Studies. In 2006, she studied for her Ph.D at the University of Bayreuth with a scholarship from the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). Between 2006 and 2012 she had lectureships at the Universities of Yaoundé I, Bayreuth, Heinrich-Heine Düsseldorf, Cologne and Trier. In 2008, Mforbe Chiangong received her doctorate from the University of Bayreuth and from 2008 until 2009 she was awarded a post-graduate research fellowship for post-graduates by the Fritz-Thyssen foundation. She has been teaching at the Humboldt University since 2012 and her work was rewarded the first faculty prize for teaching excellence in 2013. Her research foci are post-colonial literature, critical theory, theatre criticism, drama and performance, community development theatre, People Cinema and the representation of age in literature.
Rituals in Cameroon Drama: A Semiological Interpretation of the plays of Gilbert Doho, Bole Butake and Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh, Sachbuch/Wissenschaft, Bayreuth African Serie, 2011.
Alter und Geschlecht: Sozial Verhältnisse und kulturelle Repräsentationen. Herausgeben mit Elisabeth Reitinger und Ulrike Vedder. Springer VS, Wiesbaden 2018.