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About Prof. Maurice Amutabi's Blog

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and Students' Affairs at Kisii University in Kenya. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.

MA and PhD in Peace and Conflict at Kisii University

Kisii University will be starting MA and PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies, to be held at the Kisii University main campus, Nairobi campus at Ambank House, and Eldoret Campus. The Masters and PhD programmes are done by coursework and … Continue reading

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Call for Papers Africa 2014 Kisii University, July 30 to August 2, 2014, Kisii, Kenya

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Call for Papers Africa Conference, Kisii University, July 30 to August 2, 2014, Kisii, Kenya

KISII UNIVERSITY Telephone: 058 30826 P.O. Box 408-40200 Fascimile: 058 31140 KISII, Kenya Email: Amutabi@gmail.com OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (ACADEMIC AFFAIRS) Call for Papers for First Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University, July 30 to … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for First Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University, July 30 to August 2, 2014, Kisii, Kenya

KISII UNIVERSITY Telephone: 058 30826 P.O. Box 408-40200 Fascimile: 058 31140 KISII, Kenya Email: Amutabi@gmail.com OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (ACADEMIC AFFAIRS) General conference theme: “Africa and the New World Order” Conference venue: Kisii University, Main Campus, Kisii Town, Kenya … Continue reading

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Call for papers for 2014 Conference at Kisii University, Kenya

KISII UNIVERSITY Telephone: 058 30826 P.O. Box 408-40200 Fascimile: 058 31140 KISII, Kenya Email: Amutabi@gmail.com OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (ACADEMIC AFFAIRS) Call for Papers for First Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University, July 30 to … Continue reading

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First Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University, July 30 to August 2, 2014, Kisii, Kenya

First Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University, July 30 to August 2, 2014, Kisii, Kenya General conference theme: “Africa and the New World Order” Conference venue: Kisii University, Main Campus, Kisii Town, Kenya The rise of … Continue reading

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Passing on of Prof. Donald Crummey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Passing on of Prof. Donald Crummey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Prof. Donald Crummey has passed on. He died on Friday, 16 August 2013. Prof. Donald Crummey was Professor Emeritus of History and former Director of the Center for … Continue reading

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Call for Applications for Training Workshop on Research Methodology for PhD Candidates, to be held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 6th – 24th August, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Applications Training Workshop on Research Methodology for PhD Candidates, to be held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 6th – 24th August, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in collaboration with The … Continue reading

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Call for papers for special workshop on the Review of 2013 General Elections in Kenya: What worked and what did not work and way forward

Call for papers for special workshop on the Review of 2013 General Elections in Kenya: What worked and what did not work and way forward General conference theme: “Review of 2013 General Elections in Kenya” Venue: The Catholic University of … Continue reading

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Call for papers for special workshop on the Review of 2013 General Elections in Kenya: What worked and what did not work and way forward

Call for papers for special workshop on the Review of 2013 General Elections in Kenya: What worked and what did not work and way forward General conference theme: “Review of 2013 General Elections in Kenya” Venue: The Catholic University of … Continue reading

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