African Clothes Have Meaning and Significance and not Mundane and Powerless

African Clothes Have Meaning and Significance and not Mundane and Powerless

By Maurice N. Amutabi

I read Prof. Evan Mwangi’s treatise on old and emergent themes in the American academy with a lot of interest, having been an African scholar in diaspora myself in the USA until 2010 when I relocated to Kenya. I was impressed that Prof. Mwangi had come to similar realization like me but unfortunate that he was not joining Kisii University but Chuka University. However, what was important for me was that he was coming to assist in the development of Kenya. What fascinated me most about the article is the reference to some issues and aspects that are regarded as mundane and almost meaningless in the production of knowledge that should liberate humans from the ravages of nature. Cultural studies have often been seen to be marginal compared to say economic, political and social studies.

Prof. Mwangi was spot on, in many of the instances, of changing dynamics on how Africa is perceived in the West and how promotions are hard to come by if one does not write on ‘Western’ induced themes. His arguments that some western audiences would love to read and hear about the smell of the African underwear than about the demonic character and legacy of the colonial project and its exploitative and attendant attributes, were accurate. So I agree with the claims in his article to some extent, but at the same time point out that he may have missed to note the value and symbolic meaning of African clothes, which are not as haphazard and random. African societies allocate a lot of importance, symbolism and meaning on clothing. It is therefore imprudent to imagine that the female underwear is marginal in the sense in which he presented it. In western Kenya, female underwear or esibungui or afuong’o are not as mundane, muted and powerless as white female underwear which lack agency, voice and power. The African woman’s esibungui or underwear has power and agency in ways that are unimaginable in Western contexts. It is perhaps one of the single most important garments in many African cultures. Among the Luhya and Luo, esibungui or afuong’o represents potency, power, curse and an important device in discursive spaces and sites about location of female authority and influence.

Esibungui or underwear represents the power of womanhood. If a woman removes esibungui and beats any person with it, it represents one of the biggest curses, beaten in prominence only by the shaking of breasts or bearing of female buttocks. If a matriarch removes esibungui in public, everyone is supposed to run away because if she throws it at anyone or hits anyone with it, it is an abomination which requires cleansing to remove the curse. When it became old, it was not thrown away like other pieces of cloth. It was destroyed and burned and ashes thrown in banana plantations. It was believed if children looked at the esingui of their mother, they could become blind. Esibungui had secrets. It served as cloth, while at the same time it served as a walking bank and safe. In the past, the pockets on the esingui served to keep important jewels and other valuables.

When a young woman dies among the Abaluhya, she cannot be buried in her underwear. The underwear has to be removed on the eve of burial in order for the husband to remarry and bear children. The underwear removal is a ritual done by older women and held in the absence of men. The ritual removal of the underwear is a symbolic permission of the woman, granting the remaining husband to remarry. If by any chance the dead woman had suggested at any given time that when she dies she be buried with her underwear, then the man’s fate on marriage is sealed. He cannot remarry, and even if he does, he may not have children.

The power of the underwear is the reason why many Luhya and Luo men demand to bury their ex-wives so that they are not locked up. They will pay anything demanded as dowry for the dead wives in order to have the chance to burry without underwear in order to allow them to remarry and bear children again. In the event that dowry is paid in full, members of the parties in the marriage have to prepare for the ceremony of removing the underwear from the corpse.

Underwear is not your everyday garment among many African societies. It plays a very important role in semiotics and coded language. The role and responsibility of a man starts with making sure that all women in his life have enough ebibungui (plural for esibungui). It is the first test for any man in proving his worth. If he cannot provide esibungui, then he cannot even provide for his wife and family.

Prof. Amutabi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic and Student Affairs at Kisii University. Amutabi@yahoo.com

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Fourth CODESRIA Conference on Electronic Publishing Theme: The Open Access Movement and the Future of Africa’s Knowledge Economy Dakar, Senegal March 28-30 2016

 Fourth CODESRIA Conference on Electronic Publishing

Theme: The Open Access Movement and the Future of Africa’s Knowledge Economy

Dakar, Senegal March 28-30 2016

 

CALL FOR PAPERS  

 

 

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) hereby announces the fourth in its electronic publishing conference series. This year’s theme focuses on the open access publishing model with particular attention to its possible impact on the future knowledge economy in Africa. CODESRIA promotes social science research and knowledge production and the publication and dissemination of research outcomes, and organises forums for discussing research findings and sharing of ideas to influence the improvement of the living conditions of African populations.

The Open Access Movement is a timely initiative to transform global relations and means of knowledge production, dissemination and use based on the power of information technologies to enforce free and timeous flow of scholarly content. Using digital media to circulate scholarly information creates direct linkages between scholars/authors and the public, facilitating a free flow of ideas and information vital to the process of scientific inquiry, and the ability of individuals and communities and institutions to address economic, environmental and social development issues, both regionally and globally.

 Alongside this consciousness, however, the alarming serial crisis, namely historically royalty -free, freely peer-reviewed and publicly-funded scholarly publications were no more accessible to the public on the ground of soaring cost. The biggest and richest universities in the world were closing their branch libraries and had cut their subscriptions because the prices of journals were rising above inflation rates. The publisher which entered the academic publishing realm primarily to relieve scholars of the tedion of packaging and circulating research findings and whose role in this regard has been monumental, had gone rentier, mounting incredible pay walls on scholarly journals and possessing research reports they receive from researchers gratis. In an effort to cut costs and consolidate services, many research universities have closed small special branch libraries. The situation is worse in Africa, where the libraries have become stocks of back number information resources.

 The Open Access Movement is now more than a decade old, posting several milestones in the face of surreptitious conflicts and oppositions.  A major milestone of the movement is that people around the world now have increased access to scholarly publications. In addition to this, there is observed increasing empowerment, and radical socialization and democratization of knowledge from below as opposed to the prevailing statist nationalization and concentration of knowledge production in the developed North. Individuals, enterprises, and institutions currently participate in the production of knowledge thus promoting social equality in human knowledge production and management enterprises to all. 

 Africa has benefitted from, and has also contributed to the movement. Based on the listing of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the oldest closed access journal to migrate to the open access platform is Egypt’s Psyche (A Journal of Entomology) which debuted in 1874. However, Africa has generally contributed only 6% to the 10152 journals listed in DOAJ as at 2014, and only 20 of Africa’s 56 countries have journals that are listed in the database. Generally though, there exists open access consciousness in the region, but it is marked mainly by access to and use of free scholarly information available on the web. Many open access publishing activities are amateurish, fragmented and unorganised. There is no Africa regional accent to the meaning, definition and content of open access scholarship. Many institutions and organisations have no open access statements, and there are no clear directions about their positions on the contending issues in the movement. Also, the African social science community appears complacent about the significant role of the movement to the dissemination of its research outputs. Above all however, there is the reluctance of African governments and institutions to contribute in the definition and content of the global open access project.

 The open access situation in Africa cannot be isolated from the underside of the movement resonating the global structure of biopolitical production – of ideas, information, images, knowledges, codes, affects, social relations, forms of life and dispositifs. For example the promise that the cyberspace will reproduce the core and periphery in matters of ‘immaterial and reproducible property’ appears not to have taken the ‘capitalist biopower’ into consideration. The basic contestations about asymmetrical power and representation, and the geopolitics of hegemonic and subaltern knowledge production and its epistemologies, validation and dissemination on a global scale persist. Within the consciousness of the significance of the coloniality of knowledge/power on knowledge economy in the developing world, there is the increasing claim that the nature of deployment of open access in Africa orchestrates perversion in the global ‘academic ecology’ of knowledge production. While language and technology, amateurish/apprenticeship publishing, business skills and activities of subverts, and spoof initiatives might truly puncture the strides of local open access publishers in Africa and elsewhere, much of open access publishing initiatives in Africa are classed as predatory.

The CODESRIA Open Access Conference will be a gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical issues relating to open access in Africa in contemporary global society. This conference promises to push the boundaries of open access scholarship. It will explore core concepts and ideas, and help identify new technological and conceptual configurations. It will provide a rare opportunity for academics, librarians, publishers and policy-makers to come together for dialogues, discuss new research directions, methods and theories, and reflect upon the evolutionary issues about open access and their implications on research dissemination in Africa.

With this scope in mind, the major topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·         Open access in the context of Africa

·         Value-added and marketing of African scientific information in the open access era

·         Afro-sensitive open access economic models

·         Africa  in the emerging global politics of open access 

·         Roles of institutions and governments in the open access movement in Africa

·         Copyright and licensing regimes

·         Opening indigenous knowledges

·         Quality control in open access publishing in Africa 

·         Open access and Africa’s knowledge economy

·         The politics of open access

The conference will feature Workshops on repositories, open journal systems, open access policies, open access advocacy approaches and open data issues. There will also be a Doctoral Colloquium and a Social Media Expo.

Call for Papers

We invite researchers worldwide to submit original full research papers, social media demonstrations, research-in-progress or posters within the area of open access, with a special emphasis on the future of knowledge economy in Africa. Papers in the completed research category should have a maximum of twenty pages, including references. Papers in the Early Work/Preliminary Results subcategory should be a maximum of fifteen pages, including references. Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind process.

 More information on each subcategory follows:

Completed Research

Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Empirical investigations
  • Theories and models

Early Work/Preliminary Results/thesis and dissertation in progress

Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging analysis in quantitative or qualitative papers
  • Conceptual descriptions

Registration and funding

CODESRIA will provide funding support to paper presenters who show evidence that they are unable to cater for their participation. All non-paper presenting participants will pay a registration fee of USD150 to cover admission to the panels, and conference packages and workshops only; and will cater for their feeding and air fare.

Timeline

  • 15 July 2015: Open for submissions
  • 26 October 2015: Workshop and Doctoral Colloquium decisions announced
  • 15 November 2015: Social Media Expo sign-up period ends
  • 15 November 2015: Registration opens
  • 28 December 2015: Workshop and Doctoral Colloquium application deadline
  • 30 December 2015: deadline for the submission of Papers
  • 14 February 2016: deadline for the submission of final versions of papers, posters, and workshop proposals
  • 29 February, 2016: Registration ends
  • 28 March 2016: Open Access Conference 2016 begins

Submission Information

Please note the following:

  • Authors retain copyright to their work.
  • All submissions must be in English or French.
  • All submissions must be original work, not published elsewhere, or be under review for publication in a journal or other publication venue, or presentation in another conference before the review process is complete.
  • Authors should provide keywords with their submission.
  • Submitters agree that if their work is accepted, it will not be published elsewhere prior to presentation at the conference.
  • Submitters agree that if their work is accepted, only one author will be invited to participate in the conference.
  • We reserve the right to withhold publication in the Proceedings if at least one author does not register.
  • Accepted work will be published as part of the official proceedings of the conference, or other.
  • For Guidelines on the formatting of your presentation please visit : http://codesria.org/spip.php?article2401.
  • Questions about any issues regarding the conference should be directed to: Williams Nwagwu at open.acces@codesria.sn.

 

All submissions to be directed to:

CODESRIA

Open Access Conference

Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop X Canal IV

BP : 3304, CP : 18524, Dakar, Sénégal

Email: open.access@codesria.sn

Site web: http://www.codesria.org

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Reflections on Former Vice Chancellors and DVCs in Kenya on Life after Tour of Duty

Reflections on Former Vice Chancellors and DVCs on Life after Tour of Duty

By Maurice N. Amutabi

There are over 10 former Vice Chancellors in Kenya, and many of them are not being used to the maximum. These are experienced and solid scholars who still have great potential to assist in teaching and supervising post graduate students and mentoring junior scholars. Concerns are being raised regarding the life of Vice Chancellors of public universities after their tour of duty. In the Developed Countries, former Vice Chancellors end up as Emeritus professors in the universities in which they were tenured and allowed to teach and supervise PhD and Masters Students. They are given soft landing, with privilege of an assistant and secretary, and allowed to keep their previous salaries. For Kenya, life outside office for Vice Chancellors is not so glamorous. There are stories where some report to their former universities and made to share offices and not so welcoming environment. There are also stories where some are not being used in meaningful ways, and left to waste away.

Some former Vice Chancellors are working as Chancellors for various universities. Prof. Richard Musangi, former VC of Egerton University is currently the Chancellor of University of Kabianga. One would expect that Prof. Musangi remains on the payroll at Egerton and still supervises research students and conducts a class or two when he finds time. Prof. Raphael Munavu, the former VC of Moi University currently services as the Chancellor for Laikipia University. One would also expect that Prof. Munavu finds time to go to class at the University of Nairobi where he was tenured. Prof. David K. Some, the CEO of the Commission of University Education (CUE) is perhaps one of the most active and dynamic former Vice Chancellor. Since he left the position of Vice Chancellor at Moi University, Prof Some has been active, and now works as CEO of CUE, helping to nurture university education in Kenya. Prof Everett Standa has also remained active after his tour of duty as Vice Chancellor at Kenyatta University. He is now the Vice Chancellor of East African University in Kitengela, and seems to be doing well, developing the young university.

Prof. Douglas Odhiambo, the first VC of Moi University currently serves as the Chancellor of Technical University of Mombasa. Prof. Shelemiah Okoth Keya, the second VC of Moi University is currently working as the Chancellor for Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology. Prof Francis John Gichaga the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi currently serves as the Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). Prof. Gichaga has also been working as the Chairman of the Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA). There are reports that he enjoys teaching and supervising PhD and Masters Students and very comfortable in the engineering workshops. This should be the line pursued by all former VCs and DVCs after their tours of duty end. They should find their way to the classroom, because that is their first calling before they entered management. Surprisingly, many VCs and DVCs stop teaching and researching the moment they are named VCs or DVCs so that by the time they go back, they have lost touch and interest in their disciplines.

There is no information on the whereabouts of the former VC of the University of Nairobi, Prof Crispus Makau Kiamba. His last station was the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology where he served as Permanent Secretary for Higher Education. There are former DVCs who have remained active while others have disappeared. Prof. Florida Amakobe Karani, served as the Chancellor of Maseno University for two terms. Prof. Karani is back in class, teaching at the Kikuyu Campus of the University of Nairobi. Prof Shem Wandiga was the counterpart to Prof. Karani as DVC at the University of Nairobi, in charge of Administration and Finance, and now serves as the Chancellor for Egerton University. Prof. Mathew K. Maleche, the first Deputy Vice Chancellor of Moi University has been teaching in the Faculty of Education of the University since his tour of duty ended over twenty years ago. He still supervises PhD and masters students. Prof. Jude Julius Ong’ong’a who served as DVC Academics at Kenyatta University from 1999-2007 still teaches courses in religious studies at the University and is actively involved in mentoring junior scholars in publishing. Prof. Arthur Luvai, former DVC at Maseno University is back in class, the same to Prof. John Shiundu, and Prof. Asenath Sigot, former DVCs at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology who are back in class. Prof. Rosalind Mutua, former DVC at JKUAT is now Chairperson of Maseno University Council. Prof George Omore Magoha just stepped aside after two terms as the VC of the University of Nairobi. Reports indicate that he is back in class and doing well, handing over to the new VC, Prof. Mbithi. Prof. Magoha will be a candidate for council chair or chancellor of one of the many public universities.

The most astonishing and perhaps even bizarre story of former VCs is that of Prof. Philip Muinde Mbithi. Unlike other former VCs and DVCs who have taken up work in the academic realm, Prof. Philip Mbithi has become a ‘prophet’ and retreated to his Lisa Ranch home in Konza, some 60 kilometres from Nairobi. He is reported to do some farming, away from Sociology, in which he is one of the most celebrated. He is reportedly now taking instructions only from God in order to pass the message to the rest of us. He is reported to have prophesied the discovery of oil in Kenya. Many believe that he got derailed when he joined the Civil Service. On October 28 1991, Prof. Philip Muinde Mbithi was appointed as Head of Civil Service and Secretary to the Cabinet by former President Daniel Moi. By the end of his tour of duty, he would be shaken up and very traumatised. Those who know him say that when he took over as VC from Prof Joseph Maina Mungai (1978-1985), he was fine. He remained okay as he left for the civil service job, but we will never know what happened to him when he left that plum job. Perhaps we may one day read about it in his books.

There is no information on the second Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University, Prof. Philip Mwangi Githinji (1987-92), who took over from the late Prof. Peter Gacii (1985-87). The late Prof. George Eshiwani served as VC at Kenyatta University from 1992 to 2003 and his last station was Council chairman at the Technical University of Kenya. He had also worked as Pro-Chancellor at Mount Kenya University. There were initial fears when Prof. Eshiwani had taken to growing fish, but fears ended when he went back to university management. In limited space such as this, one can provide details of all former VCs and DVCs and what they are currently doing. These are people in whom Kenya has invested a lot and should not be left to waste away. There is need to have an inventory on what they are doing and if they can be allowed to get back to class and help us meet the current shortfall in PhD training. Kenya has less than 5000 PhD degree holders and yet we need about 25,000. We are producing less than 500 PhDs per year. We therefore need the services of every professor out there in order to mitigate the shortfall. Universities should create room for emeritus professors in order to accommodate these academic luminaries and retain them on our campuses.

Prof. Amutabi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs), Kisii University and teaches courses in history and political science. Amutabi@yahoo.com

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African Diaspora Support to African Universities Program 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition

African Diaspora Support to African Universities Program

2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition

Call for proposals

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) has recently launched an African Diaspora support to African Universities program. The program aims to tap into the academic expertise and resource-base of the African academic Diaspora both within and outside Africa to support a number of initiatives in African universities, especially focusing on strengthening teaching and research in the Social Sciences and Humanities.  The overriding objective of the program is to contribute to strengthening teaching and research capacity in African universities, the nurturing of new generations of social science scholars in Africa in a culture of excellence, and the revitalization of the social sciences and humanities (SSH). This will include the strengthening of PhD programs, curricula in the social sciences and humanities, contribute to the filling of gaps and dealing with shortages in teaching staff, PhD supervision and mentoring of young social science scholars in Africa, more generally, as well as in strengthening the relationships and linkages between African academics in the diaspora and the institutions where they are based with African universities.

 

Given the critical need for qualified academic staff in universities in Africa and  the huge pool of academic resources that the diaspora constitute, and the willingness of many of the members of the academic diaspora to contribute towards the strengthening of higher education and research in Africa, finding ways of mobilizing the academic diaspora to support the universities seems to be a logical thing to do, particularly as many of the universities of the continent are already taking greater interest in working with the diaspora.

 

This call for proposals targets academics based in African universities, and those in the Diaspora within Africa and outside Africa (Europe, North America, Canada, Australia), in the SSH, both of whom have attained their PhDs in the last five years, or are at the advanced stage of their PhDs, to submit proposals for post-doctoral research, preferably, but not exclusively on issues related to one of the following themes:

  • The African academic Diaspora and the revitalization of Higher education in Africa
  • Current trends in economic theorization on African social and economic development
  • The Social Sciences and the Place of African Higher Education in the World
  • African Citizenship, migration and economic mobility within and outside Africa.

Individual applicants selected under this call will be invited to attend a methodological workshop in the early stages of implementation of their research projects.

 

The Context

 

African higher education (HE) is undergoing deep transformation. The number of universities in Africa and academic programs has increased compared to what they were two decades ago.  This expansion has however occurred during a period of minimal investment in the continent’s higher education infrastructures. In the ensuing attempts to catch up, more policy emphasis within the continent has been to prioritize investments in Science and Technology disciplines (STEM) and the silent de-emphasis of the SSH and their contribution to the revitalization of the universities and the continent’s development efforts. Research and teaching in the SSH has continued to be undermined by this infusion of a market logic in HE and the privileging of the STEM and related disciplines across the countries and institutions. Yet the critical roles that the SSH can play in the formulation of responses to global challenges such as climate change; social and global inequalities; the outbreaks of epidemics such as Ebola; terrorism and different kinds of extreme violence; and in the building of democratic, inclusive, affluent, safe and secure societies, is becoming more and more obvious.

 

The CODESRIA African Diaspora Support to African Universities Program aims to contribute to the strengthening of teaching and research capacity in the SSH in African universities. A very pressing need exists for renewing the capacity for research and teaching in the SSH in African universities, especially with the wide acknowledgement that that a broad-based and balanced education, integrating the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, is the best way for higher education institutions to contribute to addressing the development crisis in Africa.

 

On the other hand, the existence of a large African academic diaspora has been documented in numerous studies. Many of these scholars are willing to lend a hand in the revitalization of universities in their home countries or elsewhere in Africa. Other highly qualified academics are circulating outside the universities, within Africa itself, and it would be important to have an initiative that taps into the knowledge and skills they have. Proposals targeted for funding under this call are aimed provided opportunities for early career academics in the social sciences and humanities to engage in a piece of original research related to one of the themes listed above.  The research will be executed under the oversight of a member(s) of the college of mentors under the program to be constituted for that purpose.

Eligibility and application procedures

Interested academics and researchers proposing to conduct research on any of the themes listed above should be those who have completed their PhDs in the last 5 years or in the last stages of completion. Evidence of this should be provided. They should be based either in the Diaspora or in an African university or research institution.  Those based in the African university should propose to undertake the post-doctoral work in a different institution preferably one based outside the country where the institution of the applicant is located. Applicants should provide letters indicating institutional affiliation and acceptance from the host institution to host the applicant during the period of the fellowship.

 

Application Requirements

  1. a) Research Proposal: Each proposal should be between 10 and 15 pages, clearly highlighting the issue(s) to be pursued. It should include: an introduction, problem statement, literature review, objectives of the study, research methodology and the results anticipated from the study.
  2. b) Work Outline: A detailed outline and time frame should be provided for each of the proposed activities, bearing in mind that the duration of the grant is 18 months from the date the grant is awarded.
  3. c) Budget: Applicants are required to provide a detailed budget – up to a maximum of USD30, 000 – which includes the fieldwork, travel and subsistence costs they expect to incur throughout the duration of the grant.
  4. d) Reference Letters: Each proposal should be accompanied by reference letters for the applicant from the dean of the candidate’s faculty, confirming his /her institutional affiliation and an attestation to the applicant/s capacity to undertake the work if awarded the grant.
  5. e) Curriculum Vitae: Each proposal should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, of the applicants showing clearly the candidate’s publications and research undertakings.
  6. f) Commitment Letter: A one-page letter is expected from the applicant affirming his/her readiness to complete the fellowship and submit a monograph/book length scientific research report of the activities and outcomes resulting from the work. The report would be a minimum of between 100,000 and 150,000 words on the outcome of the research carried out. The letter should also show the applicants’ commitment to carrying out all revisions arising from the peer review of their report in a timely manner, and an affirmation of their understanding that the final version of the report may be considered for publication in any of the CODESRIA publication vehicles.

 

Application Deadlines

Completed application documents should be received by 15th September 2015. All applications should be addressed to:

African Diaspora Support to African Universities Program

CODESRIA;
Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop X Canal IV;
B.P. 3304, CP 18524, Dakar, Senegal
Tel. (221) 33 825 98 21/22/23; Fax : (221) 33 824 12 89;
E-mail : diaspora.postdoc@codesria.sn
website: http://www.codesria.org/

 

This Program is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and by CODESRIA’s core funders.

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PhD Programmes at Kisii University

KISII UNIVERSITY

INTAKES:
FULLTIME/ PARTIME: JANUARY, MAY & SEPTEMBER
SCHOOLBASED: APRIL, AUGUST & DECEMBER

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Application forms are obtained from the Admissions Office upon payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs. 2,000.00 for Degree & Enhancement programmes, Kshs. 1,000.00 for Diploma, Kshs. 500.00 for certificate and Kshs. 1,000.00 for all bridging programmes. The forms are also obtained through our website http://www.kisiiuniversity.ac.ke which will be filled and sent together with an original bank pay-in-slip application fees in favour of Kisii University at any branch of the following Banks: National Bank of Kenya, a/c number: 01230035009000 , Co-operative Bank of Kenya a/c number: 01129297079400 and KCB a/c number:1135404291
The duly completed forms should be returned to: the Registrar Academic & Student Affairs, Kisii University P.O. Box 408-40200 Kisii. Apply now and attach copies of relevant certificates, passports size photograph and the original application fee receipt.
Kisii University
P.O. Box 408 Kisii
Phone: 0710 785 325, 0728 569 959, 0710 269 396, 0721 927 532
E-mail: info@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke admissions@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke, acregistrar@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke
FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
Ph. D in Curriculum and Instruction
Ph. D in Guidance and Counselling
Ph. D in Education Management (Administration, Planning and Economics)
Ph. D in Education Foundations (Sociology, Philosophy, Comparative Education, History of Education)
Requirements: Holders of Masters degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized Institution/University
Duration and mode: 3 yrs 150,000/= per year Part Time
Masters of Education ( Guidance & Counselling)
Masters of Education (Curriculm & Instruction)
Masters of Education ( Education Management – Administration, Planning and Economics)
Masters of Education (Education Foundations – Sociology, Philosophy, Comparative Education, History of Education)
Requirements: B.ED degree with at least upper second-class honours in relevant field OR B.Sc/B.A degree plus post graduate diploma in education or its equivalent.
Duration and mode: 2 yrs 117,000/= per year School based
Post Graduate Diploma in Education
Requirements: First Degree from a recognized university with two teaching subjects
Duration and mode: 1 yr . 60,000/= per year School based
Bachelor of Education (Science) (Options: Mathematics & Phyc, Math & Chem, Bio & Chem, Math & Geog e.t.c)
Bachelor of Education (Arts) (Options: Eng, Litt, Hist, Religious Studies, Geog, Swahili, Business Studies e.t.c)
Requirements Mean grade C+ and above with a C+ in subjects of Specialization OR 2 Principals & Subsidiary pass in KACE OR S1 Diploma in the relevant area.
Duration and mode 4 yrs 110,000/= per year
Bachelor of Education (Primary Option) (Options: Science & Agric, Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies)
Requirements: Mean grade C with P1 certificate , at least a C in areas of specialization and C in either English or Kiswahili OR Diploma in Education holders
Duration and mode: 4 yrs Ksh.110,000/= per year School Based
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development)
Requirements: Mean grade C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E, atleast C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry or Biology, History & Government or Geography, Religious or social studies OR with P1 certificate with a Mean grade of C plain in KCSE or Diploma in ECDE from a recognized examining body or KACE with atleast 2 principal passes & one subsidiary pass.
Duration and mode: 4 yrs 110,000/= Per Yr, School based
Diploma in Education (Primary Option) (Options: Science & Agric, Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies)
Requirements: KCSE with a minimum grade of D+ and a P1 certificate with 2 years teaching experience OR KCSE mean grade of C plain and P1 certificate
Duration and mode: 2 yrs . Ksh.60,000/= per year School Based
Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Development)
Requirements: KCSE with a minimum grade of C (Plain), P1 Certificate OR Certificate in ECD from recognized institution
Duration and mode: 2 yrs . Ksh.60,000/= per year School Based
Diploma in Education – Arts (Secondary Option)
Requirements: KCSE with a minimum grade of C + plus with C plain and above in English /Kiswahili with at least C (plain) in the teaching subjects
Duration and mode: 3 yrs 60,000/= per year

FACLTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Ph.D Development Studies, Ph.D in Gender and Development, Ph.D in Community Development, Ph.D in Political Science,
Ph.D in Leadership and Governance, Ph.D in Disaster Management,
Ph.D in – Peace & Conflict Management, Ph.D in -Philosophy, Ph.D in -Religion Studies,
Ph.D in -Literature, Ph.D in -Linguistics, Ph.D in -Kiswahili, Ph.D in History
Requirements: Holders of Masters degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized Institution/University
Duration and mode: 3 yrs 150,000/= per year Part Time
MA-History, MA-Geography, MA-Religion Studies, MA-Literature, MA-Linguistics, MA-Kiswahili,
MA-Philosophy, MA-Peace and Conflict Management, MA- Sociology, MA – Public Administration & Public Policy, MA- Development Studies, MA –Project Planning & Management, MA – Political Science
Requirements: B.ED degree with at least upper second-class honours in relevant field OR B.Sc/B.A degree plus post graduate diploma in education or its equivalent.
Duration and mode: 2 yrs 117,000/= per year School based/ Regular
BA-Economic and Sociology
Requirements: KCSE with a minimum grade of C + plus with C+ plus in English with at least C (plain) in Mathematics.
Bsc. Community Development, BA-Linguistics, BA-Kiswahili, BA-General History, BA-General Religion,

BA-Sociology, BA-Social Anthropology, BA-Community and Social Development, BA-Political Science,
BA-Social Work, BA-Developmental Studies, BA-Criminology and Security Studies, BA-Peace and Conflict Management,
BA-Psychology, BA-Psychological Counseling, BA-Industrial psychology, BA- Secretarial Studies & Office Management
Requirements : KCSE with a minimum grade of C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in subject area or Diploma in related field.
Duration and mode: Full-time/ Part time/ Evening: 4 years 100,000/= per year
Diploma in Public Administration
Diploma in Community and Social Development
Diploma in Social Work, Diploma in Public Relations
Diploma in Criminology and Security Studies
Requirements: KCSE mean grade C- with C- in English
Duration and mode: Full-time and evening 2 years 60,000/= per year
Diploma in county governance
Requirements: KCSE mean grade C- with C (plain) in English & C- in Mathematics
Duration and mode: Full-time and evening 2 years 60,000/= per year
Certificate in County Management & Governance
Certificate in Criminology & Administration of Justice.
Certificate in Public Relations
Certificate in Social Work
Certificate in Community & Social Development
Requirements: Mean Grade of D+ (plus) or C- or its equivalent
Duration and mode: Full-Time, evening & Weekends 4 months 20,500/=

FACULTY OF INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Ph.D in Media, Communication & Information Studies
Ph.D in Information Science
Ph.D in Information Systems
Requirements: Must be a holder of Masters Degree from Kisii University or any other University recognized by Kisii University senate in related disciplines
Duration and mode: 3 yrs 150,000/= per year Part Time
Master of Information Science
Master of Information Systems
Requirements: Bachelors degree with 2nd class honours (upper Division) and above OR 2nd class honours (lower Division) with 2 yrs experience.
Duration and mode: Evening 2 years150,000 (per year)
Master of Knowledge Management
Requirements: Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and above OR Second Class Honours ( Lower Division) with at least two years experience
Duration and mode: Evening 2 years150,000 (per year)
Master of Journalism and Mass Communication
Requirements Second Class (upper Division) Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communication related disciplines from a recognized university OR second class (Lower division)Bachelors Degree in Journalism and related disciplines with at least 2 years relevant working experience. OR Bachelor Degree in any discipline with post graduate qualification in Journalism, Mass Media, Communication and related disciplines
Duration and mode Evening 2 years 170,000 (per year)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Media)
Requirements Mean Grade C+ Others: C+ in English/ Kiswahili
Duration and mode Full Time 4 years 50,000(per semester)
Bachelor of Software Engineering (SOEN)
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Bachelor of Science (Applied Computer Science)
Requirements: Mean Grade C+ Others: C+ (plus) in Mathematics and Physics OR Diploma in Computer Science
Duration and mode: Full Time 4 years 65,000/=(per semester)
Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLINS)
Requirements: Mean Grade C+ Others: C+ (plus) in English or Kiswahili or Diploma in relevant area
Duration and mode: Full Time 4 years 50,000/=(per semester)
Bachelor of Business Information Management (BBIM)
Requirements: K.C.S.E Mean Grade of C+(plus) with a C(Plain) in Mathematics & English/Kiswahili OR Diploma with a Credit Pass
Duration and mode:Full-Time / Evening 4 years 50,000/= Per Sem
Diploma in Library and Information Science
Requirements: Mean Grade C- in KCSE with a C in English/Kiswahili Or Div. III in KCE
Duration and mode Full-Time & Evening 3 years 40,000/= (per sem)
Diploma in Business Information Technology (DBIT)
Requirements KCSE Aggregate C- with a minimum of C- in both Mathematics and English.
Duration and mode Full-Time / Evening 2 years 40,000/= (per yr)
Diploma in Computer Science
Requirements: KCSE Aggregate – C- with a minimum of C in both Mathematics and Physics.
Duration and mode: Full-Time / Evening 3 years 40,000/= (per sem)
Diploma In Information Technology (DIT)
Requirements KCSE mean grade C- and at least C plain in mathematics and English or C plain in physical
sciences and Kiswahili or its Equivalence Certificate in Information Technology, Programming etc,
recognized by the University senate.
Certificate in Modern Library records management & Information studies (MRIS)
Requirements KCSE Mean Grade D+, Others: D+ in English & Kiswahili
Duration and mode Full-Time & Evening 4 Months 45,000/=

FACULTY OF COMMERCE
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (PHD)
Requirements: Must be a holder of Masters Degree from recognized by Institutition in areas of Business and Economics or related disciplines.
PhD Business Administration
Duration and mode: 3 yrs 150,000/= per year Part Time
Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Entrepreneurship (MENTR)
Master of Tourism Management (MTOUR)
Master of Purchasing & Supplies Management (MPSM)
Requirements: Second Class Honours (Upper Division ) and above OR Second Class Honours ( Lower Division)
with at least two years experience
Duration and mode: Evening 2 years 58,850 /= Per Semester
Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM)
Bachelor of Business & Management (BBAM)
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (BENS)
Bachelor of Co-operative Management (COOP)
Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management (BCHM)
Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management (DPSM)
Requirements: Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with a C (Plain) in Mathematics & English or Kiswahili OR Diploma in Related Field OR CPAK holders to begin from 2nd yr.
Duration and mode: Full-Time / Evening 4 years 50,000/= Per Sem
Bachelor of Eco-tourism & Hospitality Management
Requirements: KCSE Mean Grade of C+ with a C (plain) Mathematics, English/Kiswahili or Diploma in related field from a recognized institution.
Duration and mode: Full-time 4yrs 50,000/= per semester
Bachelor of Science In Economics & Statistics
Requirements: Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with C (Plain) in Mathematics or C+ in Economics/ Commerce/Accounting/ Business Studies or 2 principal passes in Economics or Statistics.
Duration and mode: Full-Time / Evening 4 years 50,000/= Per Sem
Bachelor of Actuarial Science (BACS)
Requirements: Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with a B- in Mathematics & English or Kiswahili OR
Diploma from a related field of study from a recognized institution
Duration and mode: Full-Time 4 years 100,000/= per year
Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)
Diploma in Sales and Marketing (DSM)
Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM)
Diploma in Stores and Supplies Management (DSSM)
Diploma in Project Management (DPM)
Diploma in Marketing Management (DMM)
Diploma in Co-operative Management (DCOP)
Diploma in Eco-tourism & Hospitality Management (DEHM)
Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management (DCHM)
Requirements Mean Grade C- with C- in Mathematics OR a certificate in a related area with a credit pass
Duration and mode Full-Time & Evening 2 years 30,000/= per semester
Certificate in Sales and Marketing
Certificate in Human Resource Management
Certificate in stores and supplies
Requirements Mean Grade of D+ (plus) or C- or its equivalent
Certificate in IT
Requirements: KCSE Mean Grade D+, Others: D in Mathematics And any other language
Duration and mode: Full-Time 4 Months 20,500/=
Certificate in Micro-Computers & Applications.
Requirements : Open for everybody
Duration and mode: Full-Time 8 weeks 8,500/=
Duration and mode Full-Time 4 months 20,500/=
ATC I & II Cost 6 months per level 10,700/= each level
C.P.A I Cost 6 months per section 13,100/= per section
C.P.A II Cost 6 months per section 16,900/= per section
C.P.A III Cost 6 months per section 16,700/= per section
Requirements KASNEB Requirements
FACULTY OF PURE & APPLIED SCIENCES
Ph.D in pure mathematic, PhD in applied mathematics, Ph.D in industrial mathematics,
PhD in statistics, Ph.D in Applied parasitology, PhD in organic/ synthetic chemistry,
Ph.D in Plant Pathology, PhD in Environmental Physics, PhD in analytical chemistry,
PhD in inorganic chemistry, PhD in physical/ theoretical chemistry, PhD in fisheries & aquaculture.
Requirements: Holders of Masters degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized Institution
Duration and mode: 3 yrs 150,000/= per year Part Time
Msc in Physiology
Requirements: Holder of BSc zoology/ BED science with a major in zoology or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field.
Pre Msc. Applied Parasitology
Requirements: Holder of Bsc zoology/ botany/ BED science biological sciences or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field.
Msc. In Plant Pathology
Requirements: Holder of Bsc botany/ pathology/ BED science botany or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years experience in relevant field.
Msc. In Analytical Chemistry
Msc. In Organic Chemistry
Msc. In Theoretical Chemistry
Msc. In Inorganic Chemistry
Requirements : Holder of Bsc chemistry/ BED science chemistry or its equivalent from a recognised
institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field.
Msc. In limnology
Bachelor’s degree in biological science or its equivalent – 2 years
Pre- Msc. In physiology
Requirements: Passed higher national in medical laboratory technology /applied biology/HND in animal health or lower Bsc. /BED science qualification than then stipulated minimum of upper second class honours
Msc. In applied mathematics
Msc. In statistics
Msc. in Pure Mathematics
Requirements: Holder of BSc./BED science in mathematics or its equivalent from a recognised institution with a second class upper or lower with 2 years working experience in relevant field
Duration and mode: 2 yrs 110,000/= per year Part Time/ Fulltime/ Schoolbased
Bsc. In applied aquatic science
Requirements: Mean grade of C+ in KCSE with C+ in biology or biological sciences, geography, chemistry
or physical sciences and mathematics. Or outstanding diplomas in biological science from recognized institutions.
Candidates with other related field from recognized institutions and who have passed with credit or equivalent
Bachelor of Science
Requirements: Mean grade C+ in KCSE with C+ in chemistry, physics and biology and C in English and Mathematics OR a diploma
with a credit pass from a recognized institution
Bsc. Chemistry
Bsc. Physics
Bsc. Biological Science
Requirements :Mean Grade of C+ in KCSE with C+ in Chemistry, Physics and Biology and C in English and Mathematics
OR A diploma with a Credit Pass from a recognized institution.
Bsc. in Applied Aquatic Science
Requirements : Mean Grade of C+ in KCSE with C+ in Biology or Biological Sciences, Geography, Chemistry or
Physical Sciences and Mathematics. Or Outstanding Diplomas in Biological Science from recognized institutions.
Candidates with other related fields from recognized institutions, and who have credit Pass or equivalent.
Bsc. In mathematics with computing
Requirements : Mean grade C+ in KCSE with C+ in chemistry physics and biology and C in English and Mathematics
OR Diplomas with a credit pass from a recognized institution
Duration and mode: Full Time 4 years Kshs. 110,000 per year.
Bridging courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics & Geography
Those who have not attained the minimum requirements
Duration and mode: Regular, 3 months.
Diploma in e- waste management
Requirements : K.C.S.E C (Plain) at KCSE with C- in Mathematics and or Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology. Certificate holder in electrical or electronics or e- waste management from recognized institution by Kisii university senate.
Diploma in Forensic Biology
Requirements : K .C.S.E C- With C (plain) in Biology / Biological Sciences OR Chemistry /Physics /physical sciences and
C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English / Kiswahili OR Passed a relevant certificate / craft course i.e. holders of certificate in
Science Laboratory Technology, Certificate in medical laboratory sciences, certificate in applied Biology, from a recognized
institution with a two years relevant experience.
Diploma in forensic chemistry.
Requirements: K.C.S.E C- with C (plain) in Biology / Biological Sciences OR Chemistry /Physics /physical sciences and
C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English or / Kiswahili OR Passed a relevant certificate /craft course i.e. holders of certificate in
Science Laboratory Technology, Certificate in medical laboratory sciences, certificate in applied Biology, from a recognized
institution with a two years relevant experience.
Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology
Requirements: K.C.S.E C- with C (plain) in Biology /Biological Sciences OR Chemistry /Physics /physical sciences and C- (Minus) in Mathematics & English/ Kiswahili OR Passed a relevant certificate/craft course i.e. holders of certificate in Science Laboratory Technology, Certificate in medical laboratory sciences, Certificate in analytical chemistry, certificate in applied Biology, Certificate in Electrical installation & Electronics, Certificate in water Technology from a recognized institution with a two years relevant experience. A holder of other qualifications recognized by the Senate.
Diploma in fisheries and aquaculture entrepreneurship
Requirements: K.C.S.E C- with C- (Minus) in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geography or physical science, biological science, or has certificate with credit in a related field from an institution recognised by university senate OR A holder of other qualifications recognized by the Senate.
Duration and mode: Full time/ school based/ part-time 2 yrs Kshs. 80,000 per yr
Bridging Courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics & Biology
Duration and mode: Full – Time 2 Months Kshs. 20,500
Certificate in Fish Hatchery Management and Maintenance
Certificate in Pond Construction and Management
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Certificate in limnology and wetlands
Certificate in water issues
Requirements: Mean grade D+ in KCSE
Duration and mode: Full – Time 2 Months Kshs. 25,000

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CURRICULUM VITAE PROF. MAURICE NYAMANGA AMUTABI, PhD

CURRICULUM VITAE
PROF. MAURICE NYAMANGA AMUTABI, PhD

I. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Addresses:
Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs)
Kisii University,
P. O. Box 408 (40200),
Kisii, Kenya
Tel: Tel: 254-058-30826
Cell phone (Mobile) +254-(0)700-744545

Or

P. O BOX 5342,
Eldoret, Kenya
Tel. 254-700 -744545
E-mails: E-mail: amutabi@yahoo.com or amutabi@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or dvcaa@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke

II. EDUCATION
• Ph.D. (History/African Studies), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Title of Dissertation: “Beyond Relief and Rehabilitation: The Role of NGOs in Kenya’s Development, 1924-2000.” Dissertation Committee Director, Prof. Donald Crummey
• M. A. (History), 1994 – University of Nairobi, Kenya
Title of Thesis: “A History of African Interior Church in Kenya, 1946-1990.”
• B. A. (History and Political Science), Second Class Honours, Upper Division, 1989 – University of Nairobi, Kenya
III. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs), Kisii University, July 24, 2013 to the present
• Director of Research and Associate Professor, Social Sciences at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 1 August 2010 – to July 24, 2013
• Director of African Studies Program, and Assistant Professor of History, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Department of History, September 2006 to June 2010
• Senior Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Department of History, 2005-06
• Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of History, 2005
• Instructor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of History, 2004
• Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of History, 2001-2003
• Lecturer, Moi University, Kenya, Department of Development Studies and Department of History, 1992-2000
• Teaching and Graduate Assistant, University of Nairobi, Kenya, Department of History, 1989-1991
• Assistant Secretary, Office of the President, Kenya, 1991-2
IV. TEACHING EXPERIENCE
A. Teaching Interests and Specialties
Peace and Conflict; Diplomacy and International Relations; Comparative Politics; Politics of Development; History of Africa and the Black Diaspora; African Politics; Gender, Women and Development; Children and Youth; Social Protect and Corporate Social Responsibility, etc

B. Current Status
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs), Kisii University

C. Number of Committees on which I have served
-Supervised many undergraduate honours projects
-Member of many Masters and PhD Degree supervision and examination committees at many universities
-Member of several PhD degree supervision and examination committees

D. Courses Taught
• Regime Types and Conflict
• Peace Paths in Modern Times
• Africa’s Political Economy
• Conflict Management and Transformation
• Introduction to Peace Studies
• Development Concepts and their Application in Africa
• Major Themes in African Political Thought
• Introduction to Political Science
• International Relations
• Diplomacy
• Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration
• Conflict and Refugees in Africa
• Dependency and Underdevelopment in Developing Countries
• Women and Development in Africa
• Policy Analysis
• Theory and Methods of Political Inquiry
• Gender and Development
• Muslim Middle East
• History of Africa
• History of Colonial Africa
• World History Since 1815 to the Present
• Africa: Crisis and Nation-Building
• Comparative Colonial History: The British and French Colonial Policies
• Modern Political Theory
• Western Civilization, 1600 to the Present
• Comparative Environmental History
• History of East and Southern Africa
• Nationalism in the Horn of Africa
• Governance and Management of Development in Africa
• State, Society and Development in Africa
• The Modern Middle East Since 1914 to the Present
• Introduction to the History of Kenya
• Introduction to African History
• History of Kenya
• History of East Africa
• History of South Africa
• History of Central Africa
• History of Europe From 1789
• Colonialism and the British Empire
• History of the Middle East
• History of the US Before 1865
• History of the US Since 1865
• Social Change and Development in Africa
• History of Africa and the Black Diaspora
• Africa and the Atlantic World
• Research Methods
• History of Political Thought
• History of Economic Thought
• Nationalism in East Africa
• British and French Colonial Policies
• Black Performative Culture (with Bobby Cummings and Paulus Pimomo)
• History of Arab-Israel Relations
On-line courses taught
• The Modern Middle East Since 1914
• History of Colonial Africa
• World History Since 1815 to the Present
• African Politics
• Comparative Politics
Training – 2011-2015
• Facilitator, workshop on National Curriculum Review, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Nairobi, May 6, 2015
• Facilitator, Course on Strategic Negotiations, February 4-15, 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as an instructor in a Program on Strategic Negotiations, which was attended coordinated by the African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST) under the auspices of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).
• Facilitator, Conflict Analysis-Eastern Africa Perspective, IPSTC Senior Mission Leader Course (RSML) Course Programme, 2012 and 2013.
• Facilitator, Governance, Development, Peace and Security Architecture, Africa, sponsored by GIZ, Nairobi, December 2012.
• Lead Trainer, Training in Peace and Conflict at Haramaya University, Ethiopia, 2012
• Lead Trainer, Training to women and peace in Africa, at USIU, 2012
• Training for Ministry of Justice and Cohesion on Integration and Cohesion, 2011
• CUEA, Capacity Building workshop for staff, 2011
• CUEA, Research Training for Staff and Ph.D Students, 2011
• Consultant, Research and Report Writing, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2011
• Consultant, UNDP on various training projects, 2011
• Consultant for Action Aid International, Kenya, Training of Research Assistants, Hola, Tana River, Kenya, 2011
V. SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY
A. Interests and Specialties
Peace and Conflict, Gender and Development; activities of NGOs; Refugees, Youth and Development
B. Current Projects
• Research in social protection in Kakamega, Kisumu and Siaya sponsored by The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is a not-for-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya
• Writing and editing volumes from the proceedings of an international conference that took place at CUEA in 2012
• Conducting in interdisciplinary research in Eastern Africa and organizing three international conferences; conducting research on various issues and sponsored by various organizations

C. Publications

Books
• Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (Eds) (2014). Contemporary Issues in Kenya History and the Challenges of Nationhood. Nairobi: Franciscan Kolbe Press.
• Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
• Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
• Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Education and Development Perspectives in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
• Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Environment, Power and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
• Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Education and Counseling in Schools in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
• Toyin Falola, Maurice Amutabi and Sylvester Gundona (eds), Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2013.
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Shadrack Nasong’o (eds), (2013). Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule. New York: Routledge, 2013. ISBN: 9780415534086
• Toyin Falola and Maurice Amutabi (eds), Perspectives on African Environment, Science and Technology. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Moses Oketch (eds). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya. New York: Routledge, 2006.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (with Prof. Frederick Nafukho and Prof. Ruth Otunga). Cape Town: Pearson Education Publishers (South Africa) and Hamburg: UNESCO, 2005.
• Maurice N. Amutabi (with Edmond Were). Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa. Eldoret, Kenya: Moi University Press, 2000 .
Journal Articles
• Maurice N. Amutabi (2013). “Media boom in Kenya and celebrity galore.” Journal of African Cultural Studies (Special Issue: New Media Entrepreneurs and Changing Styles of Public Communication in Africa). Volume 25, Issue 1, 2013: 14-29.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, (2012). “Easternization: Interrogating the role of China and India in Africa,” Africa Quarterly (Indian Journal of African Affairs). Pp. 55-78.
• Amutabi, Maurice (2011). Ethnicity and Succession Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the role of political elite in creating tensions and animosity. Kenya Studies Review: 3, 3, 234-56.
• Amutabi, M.N. (2011). Interrogating the tumultuous Relationship between Parliament and the Executive in Kenya over the past 45 years: Retrospection. Kenya Studies Review: 3, 3, 17- 40.
• Amutabi, M.N. (2009). “Beyond Imperial Presidency in Kenya: Interrogating the Kenyatta, Moi and Kibaki Regimes and Implications for Development.” Kenya Studies Review, Volume 1, Number 1, 2009. Pp. 32-54.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Land and Conflict in the Ilemi Triangle of East Africa.” Kenya Studies Review Volume 1 Number 2 December 2010. pp. 20-36.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Political Interference in the running of education in post-independence Kenya: a critical reflection.” International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 23, Issue 2, March 2003. Pp. 127-144.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Experimenting in Distance Education: African Virtual University (AVU) and the Paradox of the World Bank in Kenya.” International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 23, Issue 1, January 2003. (with Moses Oketch). Pp. 57-73.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Crisis and Student Protest in Universities in Kenya: Examining the Role of Students in National Leadership and Democratization Process.” African Studies Review, Volume 45, Number 2 (September 2002). Pp.157-78.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Gender and Mining in Kenya: The Case of Mukibira Mines in Vihiga District, Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 2001, 1, 2. Pp. 16-34, also at: <http://www.jendajournal.com/jenda/vol1.2/amutabi_lutta-mukhebi.html > (with Mary Lutta- Mukhebi).
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islam and Urban Violence in Kenya: Revisiting the Mombasa and Malindi Riots” Occasional Paper Association for World Education, Nairobi, Kenya, No.12, 2000. Pp. 11-21.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Paradox of Islam and Cattle-rustling in Northern Kenya in the 1990s.” Journal of World Education, 1999, 3, 2. Pp.17-25.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islamization of Nandi and Uasin Gishu Districts: Socio-political implications.” Journal of World Education, 1998, 2, 2. Pp. 24-33.
• Maurice N. Amutabi.”Sheikh Khalid Balala, IPK and Islamic Extremism in Kenya.” Association for World Education, Nairobi, Kenya, Occasional Paper, No.4, 1996. Pp. 16-24.
Book Chapters
• Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (2014). “Introduction.” In Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (Eds) (2014). Contemporary Issues in Kenya History and the Challenges of Nationhood. Nairobi: Franciscan Kolbe Press. Pp. 1- 4.
• Maurice N. Amutabi (2014). “Colonial Legacy and Underdevelopment in Northern Kenya.” In Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (Eds) (2014). Contemporary Issues in Kenya History and the Challenges of Nationhood. Nairobi: Franciscan Kolbe Press. Pp. 87 – 102.
• Maurice N. Amutabi (2014). “Pastoralism, Social Protection and Vision 2030 in Kenya.” In Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (Eds) (2014). Contemporary Issues in Kenya History and the Challenges of Nationhood. Nairobi: Franciscan Kolbe Press. Pp. 113 – 132.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-3. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
• Maurice Amutabi and Mumo Nzau (2013), “Electoral Governance after the 2013 Elections in Kenya: Current Challenges and Future Prospects.” Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 4-17. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
• Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Ethnicity and Succession Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the role of political elite in creating tensions and animosity.” Pp. 351-372. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
• Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Superiority Games and Political Grandstanding among Various Arms of Government in Kenya and Implications for Development: Special Reference to the Role of Parliament.” Pp. 373-403. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
• Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-9.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Education and Counselling in Schools in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-6.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Environment, Power and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-8.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Education and Development Perspectives in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-3.
• Maurice N. Amutabi (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona), “Preface,” in Toyin Falola, Maurice Amutabi and Sylvester Gundona (eds), Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2013. Pp. xi-xiii
• Maurice N. Amutabi (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona), “Introduction,” in Toyin Falola, Maurice Amutabi and Sylvester Gundona (eds), Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2013. Pp. xvi-xxv
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Shadrack Nasong’o (eds), “Introduction.” (2013). Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule. New York: Routledge, 2013. Pp. 1-12.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Buildings as symbols and metaphors of colonial hegemony: interrogating colonial buildings and architecture in Kenya’s urban spaces.” In Fassil Demissie (ed). Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa. London: Ashgate, 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Toyin Falola, “Preface,” in Toyin Falola and Maurice Amutabi (eds), Perspectives on African Environment, Science and Technology. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Toyin Falola, “Introduction,” Toyin Falola and Maurice Amutabi (eds), Perspectives on African Environment, Science and Technology. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Toyin Falola, “Traditional Architecture and Environmental Conservation among the Abaluyia of Western Kenya: Lessons for Contemporary Society” in Toyin Falola and Maurice Amutabi (eds), Perspectives on African Environment, Science and Technology. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Environmental Conservation in Africa: The Case of the Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” in Toyin Falola and Emily Brownell (eds), Landscape, Environment and Technology in Colonial And Postcolonial Africa. New York: Routledge, 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Matangazo ya biashara na jinsia: gender stereotypes and Advertisements in Kenya,” in Augustine Agwuele (ed). Development, modernism and modernity in Africa. New York: Routledge, 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Identity, ‘Foreign-ness’, and the Dilemma of Immigrants at the Coast of Kenya: Interrogating the Myth of ‘Black Arabs’ among Kenyan Africans.” In Toyin Falola and Aribidesi Usman (eds), Movements, Borders, and Identities in Africa. New York: University of Rochester Press, 2009. Pp. 261-84.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Memory and Nostalgia in African American Identity: The Legacy of ‘Africanness’ in James Baldwin’s Fiction.” In Desire Baloubi (ed), The Africa We Know: Reading and Writing Across Disciplines in Africa and Liberal Studies Programs. Littleton, MA: Tapestry Press Ltd, 2009. Pp.15-30.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Manhood, Masculinity and Honor in Africa: Interrogating Patriarchy and Initiation of the Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” In Desire Baloubi (ed), The Africa We Know: Reading and Writing Across Disciplines in Africa and Liberal Studies Programs. Littleton, MA: Tapestry Press Ltd, 2009. Pp. 139-58.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Neither Bold nor Beautiful: Interrogating the Impact of Western Soap Operas on Africa.” In Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele (Eds.). Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture. New York: Rochester University Press, 2009. Pp. 76-92.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Introduction.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 1-26.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Colonial Legacy and Underdevelopment in Northern Kenya.” Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 169-92.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Market Women and International Trade in Kenya.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 287-317.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Water and Development in Kenya: Problems and Potential.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 355-389.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “The Livestock Sector in Kenya.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 461-99.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Kenya: Some Reflections.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 605-44.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, (with Moses Oketch) “Introduction.” Maurice N. Amutabi (co-editor with Moses Oketch). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 1-12.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Reflections on the Role of Lifelong Learning in Africa.” Maurice N. Amutabi (co-editor with Moses Oketch). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 13-36.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “A History of Lifelong Learning in Africa.” Maurice N. Amutabi (co-editor with Moses Oketch). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 55-92.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Conclusion.” Maurice N. Amutabi (co-editor with Moses Oketch). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 355-66.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. 2008. “The Politics of Deception, Survival and Oppression in Zimbabwe: Retrospection.” In Shadrack Nasong’o (Ed). The African Search for Stable Forms of Statehood: Essays in Political Criticism (New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008). Pp. 263-304.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Recuperating Traditional Pharmacology and Healing among the Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” In Toyin Falola and Matthew Heaton (eds), Health Knowledge and Belief Systems in Africa. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2008. Pp. 149-170.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Intellectuals and the Democratization Process in Kenya” in S. W Nasong’o and Godwin R. Murunga. (Eds). Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy. London: Zed Books, 2007. Pp. 197-226.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Identity, ‘Foreignness’ and the Dilemma of Immigrants at the Coast of Kenya: Interrogating the Myth of ‘Black Arabs’ among Kenyan Africans,” Chapter 12. In Movements, Borders, and Identities in Africa. Edited by Toyin Falola and Aribidesi Usman. Rochester: Rochester University Press, 2009. Pp. 205-46.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Power and Influence of African Court Clerks and Translators in Colonial Kenya: The Case of Khwisero Native (African) Court, 1946 –1956,” in Emily Osborn; Benjamin Lawrance and Richard Roberts (eds). Intermediaries, Interpreters and Clerks: African Employees and the Making of Colonial Africa: Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. Pp. 202-219.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. (With Prof. Mary Lutta-Mukhebi) “Women and Mining in Kenya: The Case of Mukibira Mines in Vihiga District: Twentieth Century Developments and Colonial Traditions.” In Jaclyn C. Viskovatoff and Laurie Mercier. (Eds). Mining Women: Gender in the Development of a Global Industry, 1700-2000. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, 2006. Pp. 345-57.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Transient, Mobile ‘Nations’ and the Dilemma of Nationhood in the Horn of Africa: Interrogating Nomadic Pastoralists, Insecurity and the Uncertainty of Belonging” (Chapter 8). In East Africa: In Search of National and Regional Renewal, edited by Felicia Arudo Yieke. Dakar, Senegal: CODESRIA Publications, 2005. Pp.45-56.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Captured and Steeped in Colonial Dynamics and Legacy: The Case of Isiolo Town in Kenya,” in Steven Salm and Toyin Falona (Eds). African Urban Spaces in Historical Perspectives. New York: University of Rochester Press, 2005. Pp. 213-242.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Small Arms, Cattle Raiding and Borderlands: The Ilemi Triangle”(Chapter Seven), in Willem van Schendel and Itty Abraham Itty (eds) Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders, and the Other Side of Globalization Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005 (with Kenneth Inyani Simala). Pp. 201-225.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Globalization and the Mainstreaming of Kiswahili Research in the Twenty-First Century,” in Kenneth I. Simala (ed). Utafiti wa Kiswahili (Kiswahili Research). Eldoret, Kenya: Moi University Press, 2004. Pp.43-48.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Cultural History of the Abaluyia: The Role of Traditional Music,” in William R. Ochieng’ (ed). 2002. Historical Studies and Social Change in Western Kenya. Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers. Pp. 71-83.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The role of Traditional Music in the writing of Cultural History: The Case of the Abaluyia of Western Kenya,” in Toyin Falola and Christian Jennings (eds.). Africanizing Knowledge: African Studies Across the Disciplines. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2002. Pp.191-207.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Politics of GNP and GDP and their Implications for Africa,” in P.G. Okoth. (Ed). Africa in the Twenty-First Century: Problems and Prospects. Pp.56-71 Nairobi, Kenya: University of Nairobi Press, 2000. Pp. 269-285.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Globalization and Higher Education in Africa: Problems and Prospects,” in Van DerDyke (Ed) Globalization and Education in Africa, Conference Proceedings. Johannesburg: Horizon Publishers, 1997. Pp. 1-7.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Plight of Adult Education in Kenya,” in Shirley Walters (Ed) Globalization, Adult Education and Training: Impacts and Issues, London/New York: Zed Books, 1997. Pp. 196-200.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Introduction,” in Shirley Walters (Ed) Globalization, Adult Education and Training: Impacts and Issues, London/New York: Zed Books, 1997, Pp. 1-12.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Federalism as a Solution to Tribalism” in B.A. Ogot (ed) Ethnicity, Nationalism and Democracy in Africa, Kisumu: Maseno University Press, 1996. Pp.176 – 86.
Book Reviews
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Beyond Women’s Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Dislocation and Agency. By Elinami Veraeli Swai. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Pp. xv+220, price $ 85. ISBN: 9780230102484.pp. 15-8. 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. New South African Review, 2010: Development or Decline. Edited by John Daniel, Prishan Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2010. x+476 pp. ISBN: 978-1-86814-516-4. Paperback. Price: $39.95, p.133-7. 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Rethinking Africa’s Globalization. Volume 1: The Intellectual Challenges. By Paul Tiyambe Zeleza. Africa World Press/Red Sea Press, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. 2002. pp. 496. $29.95. Kenya Studies Review, Volume 1, Number 1, 2009. Pp. 32-54. pp, 123-5.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. ‘Womanhood in Colonial Africa, By Tabitha Kanogo’, Book Review. Africa Today Volume 53, Number 4, summer 2007(Indiana University Press, 2007). Pp.118-121.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Contending Political Paradigms in Africa: Rationality and the Politics of Democratization in Kenya and Zambia by Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o. Development and Change, Volume 38 (2), 2007. Pp. 349–351.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Urban Africa: Changing Contours of Survival in the City, edited by Abdou Maliq Simone & Abdelghani Abouhani. Africa Development, Volume XXXI [31], No.3, 2006. Pp. 191-4
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Agency and Action in Colonial Africa: Essays for John E Flint edited by Chris You’e and Tim Stapleton. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Volume 36, Number 1, 2002. Pp. 182-184.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Resource Conflict in the Horn of Africa by John Markakis. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Volume 35, Number 2. 2001. Pp. 397-400.
Conference Papers and Presentations
2015
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Recovering Scandinavian Connections in Popular Education in Eastern Africa, Paper presented at the International Workshop on Traditions of Lifelong Learning in Scandinavia and Eastern Africa on the theme: Traditions of Lifelong Learning in Scandinavia and Eastern Africa, Open University of Tanzania (OUT) Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. 17th – 20th February 2015.
2014
• Maurice N. Amutabi, The emergence of a research community on lifelong learning in Africa Interactions between traditions of lifelong learning in Scandinavia and Eastern Africa. Paper presented at an International workshop at Linköping University, Campus Valla, Universitetsklubben, Sweden, 4 -5 December, 2014.

• Maurice N. Amutabi Perspectives on Scandinavian Connections in Popular Education in Eastern Africa: Retrospection. Paper presented at an International workshop at Linköping University, Campus Valla, Universitetsklubben, Sweden, 4-5 December, 2014.

• Maurice N. Amutab (Kisii University), Ebunangwe Village, Globalization Dynamics and I: Retrospection and Reflections of a Native Son’ Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Maurice N. Amutabi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Unearthing New Evidence in Scandinavian Connections in Popular Education in Eastern Africa, Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Maurice Amutabi (Kisii University), China and Kenya Relations, Infrastructure Development, Oil Exploration and Implications for Domestic Growth: Prospects and Challenges. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Maurice Amutabi, Catherine Wambui Njoroge and Kibiwott Kurgat, (Kisii University) Coaching from the Center: Should there be skills transfer courses from postgraduate students in Africa? Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Grace Ogeto and Maurice Amutabi (Kisii University), Women Entrepreneurs and Environmental Conflict in Kenya: Focus on Kisii County Open Air Markets. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Petronila Otuya and Maurice N. Amutabi (Kisii University), Making Sense of Gender Tensions and Learning in Tertiary Institutions in Kenya: Focus on Kakamega County. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Andayi Anne Sanden and Maurice N. Amutabi (Kisii University), Child Labour and Sustainable Community Development in Kenya: Focus on Western Region. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Mumo Nzau & Maurice Amutabi (The State University of New York & Kisii University) for better or worse! Constitutional Change and the Performance of Devolved Public Bureaucracies: A Critical Examination of the Kenyan Experience. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Callen Nyamwange, Maurice Amutabi (Kisii University) Effects of gender mainstreaming policies on sectoral development in Kenya: retrospection since 2010. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Florence Omanya Oduor and Maurice N. Amutabi (Kisii University), Inter-ethnic Conflict, Violence and Effect on Children in Kenya: A case of Luo-Nandi in Kisumu and Nandi Counties. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Maurice Amutabi & Kibiwott Kurgat (Kisii University) Political Rhetoric, Electoral Violence and Implications for Democracy in Kenya: Post-mortem of the 2007 Elections and beyond. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Sellah Nasimiyu King’oro and Maurice N. Amutabi (Kisii University), Women Networks and Cohesion Building in Kenya: Special Focus on Bungoma County. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

• Peter Boswell Mcomalla and Maurice Amutabi (Kisii University), Small Arms, Light Weapons and Insecurity in Tanzania: Focus on Kigoma and Kagera Regions. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.
2013
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Globalization, Church Planting, and Religious Mobility in Kenya” (with Eunice Kamaara). Paper presented at an international conference organized by IFRA and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Religious mobility in East and Latin America, Nairobi, Kenya, 24-26 April 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, Easternization Vs Westernization: Focus on China and Kenya Relations in Infrastructure Development and Collaboration in Oil Exploration. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Maurice N. Amutabi, Revisiting the Theory of Affinity and Proximity in Peace and Conflict Studies in Africa: Additional Parameters for Analysis. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Maurice N. Amutabi, Need for Exit Polls in Kenya’s Democratic Transition: Making Sense of the Advantages of Exit Polls for Policy-Making. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Godwin Siundu, Multiple Centres of Power, Political Manipulation and Threats to Democracy: Challenges of Democratic Transition in Kenya. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi, Civil Societies and Indigenous Methods of Conflict and Post-Conflict Management in Kenya: Formal and Informal Groups in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Maurice N. Amutabi, The Politics of Opinion Polls in Kenya: Importance of Polling in Kenya’s Democratic Transition. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Beldinah Kochwa Oranga Otieno, The Anatomy of a Victim of late colonialism in Kenya: Interrogating the Legacy of British Colonialism on Wanga Kingdom of Western Kenya. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Linnet Hamasi and Maurice N. Amutabi, Cattle Rustling and Insecurity in Northern Kenya: New Tactics and Realities in the Rangelands. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Maurice N. Amutabi and Francis Onditi, Reunion of Conservative and Progressive Forces and the Reshaping of Kenya’s Political Landscape: Interrogating Jubilee and CORD Coalitions in 2013. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Maurice Amutabi and Mumo Nzau, Electoral Governance after the 2013 Elections in Kenya: Current Challenges and Future Prospects. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Ikinya, S. Kariuki, Maurice N. Amutabi and Ngigi, S. Kang’ethe, Role of Universities in Developing Human Resource For Technical, Vocational, Education and Training Sector in Kenya. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Linnet Hamasi, Maurice N. Amutabi, and Stephen Mailu, Political Party Manifestos and Education in Kenya: Retrospection. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Michael Mwangi and Maurice N. Amutabi, Al Shabaab Threat to National Security in Kenya: Making Sense of Islamic and Somali Factors in the Problem. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013.
• David Kiprop and Maurice Amutabi, Increase and Expansion of National Schools in Kenya: Meaning and Implications for Access and Quality. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Susan Wasike and Maurice N. Amutabi, Rural Enterprises and the Paradox of Development in Kenya: Focus on Mumias Sugar Company. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Fred Jonyo and Maurice N. Amutabi, The 2013 Presidential Elections and Implications for Democracy: Focus on the IEBC Performance and Supreme Court Ruling and Implications for Future Elections. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Billiah Gisore and Maurice Amutabi, Implications of Devolution of Education in Kenya: Challenges of Human Resource Needs in Counties. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
• Billiah N. Gisore and Maurice N. Amutabi, Boys and Girls on the Rampage in Kenya: Focus on Unrest and Strikes in Secondary Schools. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013.

2012

• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Globalization, Church Planting, and Religious Mobility in Kenya” (with Eunice Kamaara). Paper presented at an international conference organized by IFRA and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Religious mobility in East and Latin America, Nairobi, Kenya, 24-26 April 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Globalization, Church Planting, and Religious Mobility in Kenya (with Eunice Kamaara). Paper presented at an international conference organized by IFRA and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Religious mobility in East and Latin America, Nairobi, Kenya, 24-26 April 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Television Evangelism and Commercialization of the Gospel in Kenya: Tensions, Competition and Rivalry in Christianity (with Elizabeth Ngumbi). Paper presented at an international conference organized by IFRA and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Religious mobility in East and Latin America, Nairobi, Kenya, 24-26 April 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. Vigilantes and Militias in the Great Lakes Region. Paper presented at an International Conference on Peacemaking in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities in the Great Lakes Region, held 9-11, May 2012, Nairobi, Kenya.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Music and Gender Violence in Kenya: Special Focus on Daudi Kabaka’s song Msichana wa Elimu (An Educated Girl) and other songs” (with Stephen Mailu and Eric Mang’unyi). Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya 26th -30th June 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Prognosis, introspection and retrospection of a dilemma: Oil and Political Instability in Africa.”Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya 26th -30th June 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Pax Kenyanica or Pax Kenyana and the Tragedy of the Commons in Kenya: Fifty Years of Building or Eating the Nation.” Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya 26th -30th June 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi.”Militias, Vigilantes and Politics in Kenya: Interrogating Causes of Origins and Proliferation.” (With Stephen Mailu). Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya 26th -30th June 2012.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Cocktail or Mchanganyiko Maalum: Fifty Years of Benga, Omutibo and Rumba in Development Discourse in East Africa.” Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya 26th -30th June 2012.
2011

• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Pastoralism, Social Protection and Vision 2030 in Kenya: Possibilities and Prospects.” Paper prepared for the CODESRIA’s 13th General Assembly, under the theme: “Africa and the Challenges of the 21st Century,” held in Rabat, Morocco, 5-9 December 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Lessons from the 2007 and 2008 Post-election violence in Kenya.” “Lessons from the 2008 Post-Election Violence in Kenya.” Paper presented at an International Conference on Diversity in Society ‒ Theories and Practice held at IFRA, Nairobi, Kenya on December 1-2, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Water Conflicts, Destitution and Poverty in Kenya: Interrogating Water Rights and Fair Use Principles in Kenya among stakeholders.” Paper prepared for a cross-continental and interdisciplinary seminar on “Poverty, Water and Local Development” jointly organized by the CLACSO-CROP Programme, Makerere University, The Nile Basin Programme (NBRP) and The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) to be held in Kampala, Uganda, November 28-30, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Land and Power in Western Kenya: Interrogating the Negotiation between Tradition and Modernity among the Abaluyia in a New Constitutional Dispensation.” Paper prepared for the International Conference on Land Policies in East Africa, on the theme: “Land Policies for East Africa: Technological Innovations, Administration and Patrimonial stakes” at Makerere University, November 3 – 4, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Local Soap Operas in Kenya and Perpetuation of Gender Stereotypes and Violence against Women: Interrogating Subtle and Obvious Meanings and Themes.” Paper prepared for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) 2011 Annual Gender Symposium on Gender and the Media in Africa, to be held from 1st to 3rd November, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.
• Maurice N. Amutabi (and Linnet Hamasi). “Poverty and Pastoralist Land Rights in Northern Kenya: Interrogating Historical Injustices and Institutional Failure in Kenya.” Paper presented at a symposium on “Poverty as a Human Rights Violation,” held at Naivasha, Kenya, September 28th – 30th, 2011 [organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Peace (University of Nairobi), in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo] in Naivasha, Kenya, 28 to 30 September, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Making a Case for Open and Distance Learning in Kenya: Possibilities and Prospects.” Paper presented at the conference organised by the Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA) in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania under subtheme Moving Towards Relevant Meanings in Provision of Education Through ODL, held from 30th September to 2nd October, 2011.
• “Promoting a Culture of Peace in the Horn of Africa: The Role of Indigenous Institutions,” paper presented at the Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS), Haramaya University, on the theme, “Peace, Conflict and Development: Issues and Priorities in the Horn of Africa,” Haramaya University, Haramaya, Ethiopia, 23 – 24 July 2011.
• “Appraising Peace and Conflict Studies in the Horn of Africa: The Role of Indigenous Institutions,” paper presented at the Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS), Haramaya University, on the theme, “Peace, Conflict and Development: Issues and Priorities in the Horn of Africa,” Haramaya University, Haramaya, Ethiopia, 23 – 24 July 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, M.N (2011). “Politics and Universities in Africa: Which Way Forwad.” Paper presented at an international conference on the theme” “The Idea of an African University” hosted by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya, May 25-27, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Constitution-Making in Kenya: Leveraging Indigenous Institutions.” Paper presented at the BAWAKI-CUEA International conference, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, April 27-29, 2011.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Speaking in Tongues and Earning Millions through Private Television and FM Radio Stations: The Case of the Media Boom in Kenya and Celebrity Galore.” Paper presented at the Workshop on Media Appropriations and Mediascapes in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Media Entrepreneurs and Changing Technical and Social Configurations of Public Communication, held at the Centre Point Sud, Bamako, Republic of Mali, January 3-9, 2011.
• Amutabi, Maurice, “Interrogating the tumultuous Relationship between Parliament and the Executive in Kenya over the past 45 years: Retrospection,” Paper prepared for the Workshop on “Bringing History Back in: Institutional Legacies, Critical Junctures and Political Regime Development in Africa” organized by GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of African Affairs, held at the Centre Point Sud, Bamako, Republic of Mali, 24-27 February 2011.

2010

• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Unmasking Goons and Vagabonds in Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the Role of Vigilantes and Militias in the Political Process,”paper presented at Moi University’s 6th Annual International Conference on “Knowledge Management and Applied Technological Innovations for Sustainable Development, 7-11 September, 2010.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Why African Youth are Eating and Drinking Hip Hop: Interrogating the Role of Globalism, Black Diasporic Connections and Hip Hop in East Africa,” conference paper presented at the 6th annual Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference, Spokane, Washington, United States, February 25-27, 2010.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Matangazo ya Biashara na Jinsia: Examination of Gender Stereotypes in Advertising in Kenya and implications for social relations,” 10th annual Africa Conference, on the theme ‘Women, Gender and Sexualities in Africa’ held at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, March 26-28, 2010.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Divorce for Breaking Cups: Gender Discourse in George Mukabi’s Music,” 10th annual Africa Conference, on the theme ‘Women, Gender and Sexualities in Africa’ held at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, March 26-28, 2010.

2009

• Maurice N. Amutabi, “Hiccups and Upheavals in Kenya’s Democratic Transition: Interrogating the role of ethnicity, political elite and external factors.” Paper presented at the Indiana Consortium for International Programs and the Indiana University-Bloomington African Studies Program in cooperation with IUPUI Office of International Affairs on the theme “Democratic Processes, Violence, and Reconstruction in Africa,” IUPUI University Place Conference Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday, September 25, 2009.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Environmental Dialogue From Below: Retrospection of the Role of Regular People, CBOs, NGOs and Governments as Stakeholders in Environmental Questions in Africa.” Paper presented at the conference on the Environmental Justice and Governance: African Perspectives in the Neo-Liberal Era, held at the William H. Gates, School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle, Wednesday April 15, 2009 to Thursday April 16, 2009.
• Maurice N. Amutabi, “NGOs and micro-development in Northern Kenya: Reaching the Unreached, Bridging the Gap and Empowering the Grassroots.” Paper presentation to Study Abroad Group, School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle, April 16, 2009.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The role of Indigenous Knowledge in Environmental Conservation in Africa: The Case of the Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” Paper presented at the 2009 Africa Conference held at the University of Texas at Austin on the theme: Science, Technology and the Environment in Africa, March 28-30, 2009.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Intercultural Dialogue and the Black Diaspora: Interrogating the roots and influences of Kiswahili Hip Hop in Kenya.” Paper presented at the AAAHRP 2009 Biennial Black History Conference, on the theme “Black History: Full Disclosure,” at Seattle University, Seattle, March 21- 22, 2009.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Conversations on the Black Diaspora: Open Discussion.” Paper presented at the AAAHRP 2009 Biennial Black History Conference, on the theme “Black History: Full Disclosure” at Seattle University, Seattle, March 21 -22, 2009.

2008
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Wangari Maathai: The Greenbelt Movement, Environmental Conservation and Politics in Kenya.”Presentation to the Douglas Honors College, Central Washington University, Kamola Hall Lounge, April 23, 2008.
• Maurice Amutabi, “Eating Chiefs, Ethnicity, Violence and the Decline of the Nation-State in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the 9th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS), on the theme: Revision and Mission of the Africans and the Diaspora in the 21st Century”, at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, April 3 – 5, 2008.
• Maurice Amutabi, “Soldiers of Allah (God) in East Africa: A Critical Account of Islamic Jihad in the Horn of Africa and Implications for Peace and Security in the Region.” Paper presented at the 9th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS), on the theme: Revision and Mission of the Africans and the Diaspora in the 21st Century,” at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, April 3 – 5, 2008.
• Maurice Amutabi (with Dr. Eric Otenyo, Northern Arizona University), “Militias, Vigilantes, and Ethnic Conflicts in Kenya: The Political Economy of an ‘Imprisoned’ State.” Paper presented at the 9th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS), on the theme: Revision and Mission of the Africans and the Diaspora in the 21st Century,” at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, April 3 – 5, 2008.
2007
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Global Islamic Jihad in Eastern Africa,” Public Lecture, funded and Organized by African Studies Program of the Jackson School of International Studies and Department of History, University of Washington, November 2, 2007.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Kikuyu Factor in Kenya’s Politics: Implications for 2007 Elections.” Conference paper presented under the theme “21st Century Africa: Evolving Conceptions of Human Rights.” Annual Meeting, New York, NY – October 18-21, 2007.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Neither Bold nor Beautiful nor Young and Restless: Interrogating the Impact of Western Soap Operas on Africa.” Paper presented at the conference on Popular Cultures in Africa, University of Texas at Austin, March 30 – April 1, 2007.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Memory and Nostalgia in African American Identity: The Legacy of ‘Africanness’ in James Baldwin’s Fiction.” Paper presented at the AAAHRP Fourth Annual Black History Conference on the theme: “The Black Experience: Presenting History’s Hidden Pages (Previously Avoided, Dismissed, Forgotten, Submerged, or Unknown),” February 3, 2007, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, USA.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Multiculturalism, globalization, hybridity and the dilemma of Western Education in Africa: The Case of Kenya’s Education Curriculum.” Paper presented at the Third International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Spokane, Washington, March 1-3, 2007.
2006
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Place of ‘Blood’ and Martyrdom in Islam: The Implications for Shia and Sunni Differences.” Panel on Demystifying the Middle East as part of the International Education Week at Central Washington University, November 13, 2006.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Land and Conflict in the Ilemi Triangle of East Africa.” Paper presented at the 49th Annual Conference of African Studies Association (ASA), San Francisco, November 16-19, 2006.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Interrogating the Role of Islam and Sharia on Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Islamic States of Africa.” Paper presented at the SOURCE Workshop, Central Washington University, May 18, 2006.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Redefining Development in and on African Terms: Negotiating and Designing Africa’s Roadmap towards Re-taking the Lead in World Affairs.” Keynote address, presented at conference on Africa’s Development in the Global Encounters, organized by African Students’ Organization (ASO), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 8, 2006.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Native and Topography as Undifferentiated: Critical Assessment of the Writings and Photography of Elspeth Huxley on Colonial Kenya.”Paper presented at the 2006 African and African Diaspora Conference, on ‘Images of African Peoples: Photography, History and Culture in Africa and African Diaspora’, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, March 31 – April 2, 2006.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Identity, ‘Foreignness’ and the Dilemma of Immigrants at the Coast of Kenya Interrogating the Myth of ‘Black Arabs’ among Kenyan Africans.”Paper presented at a conference on “Movements, Migrations and Displacements in Africa”, University of Texas at Austin, March 22-24, 2006.
2005
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Mercenaries of Globalization or Missionaries of Development: The Paradox of NGOs in Kenya’s Development History with Reference to Pastoralist Areas.” Conference paper presented at the 48th Conference of Association of African Studies (ASA), on the theme: “Health, Knowledge, and the Body/Politic in Africa and the African Diaspora,” held in Washington DC, between 17 and 20 November 2005.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Interrogating the Role of Universities in Rural Community Development in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES) Conference, held at the University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, 16-19 September 2005.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Alternative Strategies of Governance and Management of Development in Africa: The Case of NGOs in Kenya.” Paper presented at the ASO Forum 2005, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. April 16, 2005.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Recuperating Traditional Pharmacology and Healing Among the Abaluyia of Western Kenya: From the Past to the Present.” Paper presented at the conference on ‘Health and Healing in Africa.’ Held at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. March 24-27, 2005.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Water and the Redefinition of Power, Gender and Development in Kenya: A Critical Examination of the Work of NGOs in Rural Kenya.” Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. March 10-12, 2005.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Interrogating the Role of Universities in Community Development in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Moi University International Annual Conference. Eldoret, Kenya, February 24-26, 2005.
2004
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Missionaries of Development or Mercenaries of Globalization: Retrospection of Western NGOs in Kenya since 1924.”Fall Brown Bag Seminar Series, Paper No.2, Center for African Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. September 22, 2004.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Prospects and Dilemmas of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in University Education in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) Forum for Higher Education, Research and Knowledge: Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy conference on “Knowledge, Access and Governance: Strategies for Change,” Paris, France. December 1- 3, 2004.
2003
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islamic Extremism in Kenya and the Implications of the first and second Intifada.” Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on “Dismantling the Myths of Africa in the 21st Century,” organized by Africa-In-Academic Student Association, Champaign, March 1, 2003.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Transient, Mobile ‘Nations’ and the Dilemma of Nationhood in the Horn of Africa: Interrogating Nomadic Pastoralists, Insecurity and the Uncertainty of Belonging.” Conference paper presented at the CODESRIA East African Sub-regional Conference, 30th Anniversary celebrations, between the 29 October to 1 November 2003, held at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2002
• Maurice N. Amutabi. The history of American Private Voluntary Organizations in Kenya’s Socio-Economic Development: The Case of the Rockefeller Foundation.” Paper Presented at the conference on “Post-WCAR: Reviving the Dialogue for Africans and African Descendants,” University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. February 23, 2002.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Role of American NGOs in socio-political and economic dynamics of Post-Independent Kenya.” Paper presented at Conference on “Critical Approaches in African Studies: Conversations across Disciplines,” 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. March, 22-24, 2002.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Interrogating Trans-Indian Ocean Culinary Diffusion in Africa: The Case of Chapati and Pilau in Kenya and their Indian and Arab Origins.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Cultural Exchange and Transformation in the Indian Ocean World (IOW), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). April 5-6, 2002.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. (With Moses Oketch) “Privatization of Higher Education in Kenya: Problems and Prospects.” Paper presented at a Conference on the theme: African Universities in the 21st Century, Organized by University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. April 25-27, 2002.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “A Critical Assessment of the Power and Influence of African Translators and Clerks at Khwisero Court in Colonial Kenya, 1946 -1956.” Paper presented at the 8th Stanford-Berkeley and Colonialism Symposium on “Interpreters, Letter Writers, and Clerks: Mediating Law and Authority in Colonial Africa.” Stanford University, California. May 2-4, 2002.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Insecurity and the Legacy of the Italian Presence in the Ilemi Triangle of Eastern Africa: Sixty Years Later.” Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on “The Sixtieth Anniversary of World War II” at Siena Research Institute, Sienna College, Loudonville, New York. June 6 – 7, 2002.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Market Women in International Trade in Kenya: The Case of Eastleigh and Gikomba Open Air Markets in Nairobi.” Paper presented at the Conference on “Globalization, Liberalization and the Role of Women in Africa’s Development,” held at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. September 6 – 8, 2002.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “New Questions on the History of Urbanization in Kenya: The Case of Isiolo Town.” Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Session XI-E14 – “Technological Innovation, Tradition and Political and Economic Development in Kenyan History,” Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC, December 5-8, 2002.
2001
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Shifting Images of African-Americans in the Oral Narratives of Rural Kenya.” Paper presented at the 4th Annual Student Conference on African Studies: ‘Reconsidering Africa and the Diaspora: Practices and Perspectives’. Center for African Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 3 March 2001.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “How Men Ruined the Show: the Illustration of Women Ingenuity in Development: The Case of Ebunangwe, Kenya.” Paper presented at the Graduate Students Symposium on Gender and Women’s History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. March 22-24, 2001.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Role of Traditional Music in the Writing of Cultural History: The Case of Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” Paper presented at the conference on “Pathways to Africa: A conference on Sources and Methods in African Scholarship”. University of Texas at Austin, Texas. 30th March -1st April 2001.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Urban Culture, Globalization and Islam in Kenya: The case of Isiolo Town.” Paper presented at conference on “Islam in Africa”. Binghamton University, Institute of Global Cultural Studies (IGCS), New York. 18 – 22 April 2001.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The African Virtual University (AVU) and the Paradox of the World Bank in Kenya.” Paper presented at the Conference on “Technology and Development in Africa.” Center for African Studies and College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. April 25 -28, 2001.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Northern NGOs as Vehicles of Globalization in the South: The Case of Kenya.” Paper Presented at the conference on “Border Subjects: Global (Dis) Connections.” Illinois State University, Normal-Bloomington, Illinois. April 25 -27, 2001.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Beasts of War: Livestock and Bandit Economies of the Ilemi Triangle of Eastern Africa: Global Connections.” Paper presented at the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) conference, 19th Annual Meeting, Theme: “Globalization and the Third World.” Savannah, Georgia. October 11-13, 2001.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. African Plunderers in the Congo and the Paradox of African Solutions for The DRC: The case of Uganda and Rwanda (with Winston Akala and Joy Williams-Black) Paper presented at the conference on “Reclaiming the Congo and its Potential for Africa: Strategic Plans for the Reconstruction of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): The Role of Congolese Intellectuals and friends of DRC”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, October 11 -13 2001.

2000
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Shifting Images of African-American in Oral Narratives of Rural Kenya.” Paper presented at the 44th Annual African Studies Association (ASA) Meeting on “Africa and the African Diaspora: Past, Present, and Future.”November 15-18, Houston, Texas, 2000.
• Mary C. Lutta Mukhebi and M.N Amutabi. “Globalization of Communication and Media Technology and its Impact on Democracy in Kenya.” Paper presented at the 4th Congress of the Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania April 2000.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Historical Problems of Pastoralists in Northern Kenya: The Case of Settler Politics in Laikipia District.” Paper presented at National Workshop on Effects of Military Training on Pastoralist Rights organized by Action-Aid and Osiligi, Nanyuki, Kenya, 1-3 August 2000.
1999
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Traditional Methods of Conflict Management: The case of the Terik of Western Kenya.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Adult Education and Conflict Resolution, Pope Paul IV Community Centre, Lubaga, Kampala, Uganda, 21-25 January, 1999.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Role of Politicians in Influencing Livestock Marketing Policy in Kenya.” Paper presented at Workshop organized by Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University and ActionAid-Kenya on the theme “Re-thinking Livestock Marketing in Kenya” Isiolo, Kenya, 6th – 8th June, 1999.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Natural Constraints and Poverty: The case of the Samburu.” Paper presented at the 4th National Workshop of the Association for World Education (AWE) Kenya Chapter on the theme, “Community Education and Poverty Alleviation” held at The Reformed Church of East Africa Conference and Training Centre, Eldoret, Kenya, 26th June, 1999.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Cattle Rustling Among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya: The Genesis and the Truth.” A Commissioned Paper presented at a workshop for Leaders’ Forum for Northern Kenya, Isiolo, Kenya 21-23 August, 1999.
1998
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Causes of Conflict in Kenya: A Historical Perspective.” Conference Paper presented at the 2nd Association for World Education (AWE) National Workshop, Reformed Church of East Africa Conference and Training Centre, Eldoret, Kenya, 2-4 April 1998.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Governance and Management of Administrative Information and Policies in Kenya.” Conference paper presented at the 11thh Biannual Conference of the Association of Comparative Information and Media, Kenya College of Communication Technology, Nairobi, Kenya, 1-7 May, 1998.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Policy Pluralism and Development in Kenya: Prospects for the 21st Century.” Conference Paper presented at Department of Development Studies Conference on “Globalization and Development in Kenya since the 1990s” Moi University, Kenya, 5 – 8 May, 1998.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Development Research and public Administration in Kenya: Assessing the Gray Areas.” Conference paper presented at the 3rd OSSREA national Workshop on “The Role of Research in Social, Political and Economic Transformation in Kenya,” Maseno University College, Kisumu, Kenya, 10-11 December 1998.

1997
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Globalization and Higher Education in Africa: Problems and Prospects.” Paper presented at the Southern African Society of Education Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 5-8 July 1997.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islamic Fundamentalism and Conflict in Post-Colonial Africa.” Paper presented at the 5th Historical Association of Kenya Conference, Kisumu, Kenya, 1-2 November 1997.
1996
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Masinde Muliro: Portrait of a Nationalist”, Department of History, Moi University, Kenya, Staff Seminar Paper No.6, 17 May 1996.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Role of Experiential Learning in Kenya’s Socio-Economic Development since Independence.” Conference Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Experiential Learning, Rondebosch, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 1 – 6 July, 1996.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “A History of Traditional Architecture among the Luhya and Environmental Conservation: Lessons for Contemporary Practitioners.” Conference Paper presented at the Second All Africa Conference on “Green Architecture and Environmentally Sensitive Sustainable Development,” Nairobi, Kenya, 13 – 18 July 1996.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Governance and its Impact on Development in Africa: The case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the Second National OSSREA (ICC) Conference on “Socio-Economic and Political Transformation in Africa since the 1960s, Bongo Hotel, Kitale, Kenya, 25 – 28 July, 1996.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Impact of Culture on Urbanization in Kenya.” Paper presented at the 6th Pan-African Anthropological Conference, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 6-10, November 1996.
1995
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Education and Democracy in Kenya and Botswana.” Conference Paper presented at the All-Africa Conference on “Education for Democracy”, Education Association of South Africa (EASA), Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 – 13 January 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Pop Democracy: the overburdened Bandwagon.” Conference Paper presented at the Historical Association of Kenya (HAK) Symposium, Kisumu, Kenya, 3 – 5 March 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Northern NGOs in the Socio-Economic Transformation of Kenya since Independence and the Roots of Dependent Development.” Paper presented at the Symposium of the Historical Association of Kenya, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya, 3 – 4 March 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Biomedicine and Ethno-Medicine in Bunyore: A Research question.” Seminar Paper presented at the Department of Development Studies, Moi University, Kenya, 8 April 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Challenging the Orthodoxies: The Role of Ethnicity and Regional Nationalism in Leadership and Democracy in Africa.” Conference Paper presented at the UNESCO Conference, Kericho, Kenya, 28 – 31 May 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Literary Artist and the Historian in Africa as Bedfellows: Problems and Prospects for the Future.” Conference Paper presented at the Symposium of the Historical Association of Kenya (HAK), Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya, 5 – 6 August 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Government Policy, Environmental conservation and Social Sciences Research in Kenya: New Paradigms.” Conference Paper presented at the First OSSREA Conference in Kenya, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 7 – 8 August 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Regionalism and Academic Merit in Training Opportunity Allocation: The Quota System in Tertiary Education in Kenya.” Conference Paper presented at the sixth BOLESWA Symposium, Gaborone, Botswana 7 – 11 August 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “East African sub-region at crossroads: Political Struggle, Turmoil amidst Environmental Degradation: New Paradigms.” Paper presented at the Conference on Environment and Development, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 12-15 September 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Conflict, Myth-Making and Democratic Revival in Africa Today: Implications for the Populace.” Paper presented at the 5th Conference of Pan African Anthropologists on Anthropology, Population and Challenges of our Time”, African Association of Anthropologists, Nairobi, Kenya, 15 – 19 October 1995.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Education for the 21st Century: The Future of Adult Education in a Democratic Kenya.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Adult Education and Training in Reconstruction and Development, Cape Town, South Africa, 8 – 10 November 1995.
1994
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Portrait of a philosopher: Ngugi wa Thiong’o’ works and contribution to Kenya’s History with special reference to The River Between and A Grain of wheat.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Ngugi’s Texts, Penn State University, Pennsylvania. March 3 – 6, 1994.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Political Aspects on the running of Education in Kenya: A Critical Retrospection.” Paper Presented at the All-Africa Conference on Comparative Education, Duduville, Nairobi, Kenya, June 14th – 16th, 1994.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Human Rights and Democracy in Kenya.” Seminar Paper, Centre for African Studies, University f Florida, U.S.A. September 1994.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “Leadership in Africa.” Seminar Paper, Institute of Black Culture, University of Florida, U.S.A September 1994.
• Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Missing Link” Avenues for the Democratization of Education in Kenya and Botswana: A comparative critical Retrospection.” Conference Paper, fourth southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES) International Conference Gaborone, Botswana 25 – 27 October 1994.
Professional and Editorial Work
1. Editor, East Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences (EAJHS) published by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi.
2. Editor-in-chief, Kenya Studies Review, published by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA), Ohio, since 2009.
3. Reviews articles for the International Journal of Educational Development (IJED), 2000-2007.
4. Editorial Adviser of Ife Journal of the Humanities and Social Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
5. Reviews articles for Africa Today (published by Indiana University Press), 2005- to the present.
6. Editor of Studies in the Economic History of Kenya (Edwin Mellen Press), 2009.
7. Co-editor of Lifelong Learning in Africa (Edwin Mellen Press), 2009.
8. Chaired many conference panels and presentations
9. Chaired many PhD and Masters Examination sessions
Creative Work
1. Because of Honor, a novel (New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2009).
2. These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa, unpublished)
Contributions in Newspapers and magazines
• Numerous commentaries and opinion pieces in the Daily Nation and The Standard Newspapers, Western Times, among others.
Fellowships, Grants, Honors and Awards
• Research Grant on Social Protection in Kenya, by The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), a not-for-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, 2012
• Action Aid Research Project on Stop Violence Against Girls in Schools (SVAGS), Kenya funded by BIG Lottery Fund, United Kingdom, 2011
• UNESCO Travel Grant to attend CONFINTIA preparatory conference in Nairobi, Kenya, October 31 to November 9, 2008
• College of Arts and Humanities (CWU), 2008 Outstanding Faculty Research Award, May 13, 2008
• CWU President’s Spheres of Distinction Grant to support creation of African American and African and Black Diaspora Studies Program at CWU, 2007
• Travel Grant, College of Arts and Humanities, Central Washington University, 2007
• Travel Grant, College of Arts and Humanities, Central Washington University, 2006
• UNESCO Travel and Conference Grant. Forum for Higher Education, Paris, France, 2004
• Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Washington, DC. Insecurity and Globalization in Eastern Africa: The Case of Pastoralist Regions, 2003/4
• University of Illinois, Graduate College International Travel Grant, 2003/4
• University of Illinois, Department of History Research Fellowship, 2003
• Phi Kappa Phi, University of Illinois, Outstanding Scholar Award, 2003
• Dissertation grant-in-aid, Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller, Foundation, New York, March, 2003
• CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal, Research Grant. National Working Group on Kenya: To Research on Democrat Transition in Kenya. November 2002
• UNESCO’s continent-wide Africa Book Project; commissioned to write one of the volumes on the African Indigenous Education Textbook Series (2002-2004), UNESCO Education Institute, Hamburg, Germany. Received award in Gaborone, Botswana, August 2002
• Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Grant on Research in “Conflict Areas” for Research in the Ilemi Triangle of East Africa (together with Kenneth Inyani Simala), August. 2002
• Research grant-in-aid, Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, March 2002
• Travel Grant; Center for African Studies, Stanford University, California. April, 2002
• Travel Grant, Coleman Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), February 2002
• University of Illinois, Department of History. Conference Travel Grant, 2001
• Conference Travel Grant, Institute of Global and Cultural Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton, April, 2001
• Conference Grant, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, March, 2001
• J.W Fulbright Junior Scholars Fellowship, 2000-2002
• Research Grant from Action-Aid Kenya to investigate “the Problems of Cattle-Rustling in Northern Kenya (1998-1999)
• Association for World Education (AWE) Research Grant on Research on Women in Mining Areas in Kenya, 1998
• Fellowship sponsorship from the Democracy Fund of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to attend a workshop on “Globalization, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship” at Copenhagen, Denmark (27 April – 14 May 1997)
• Grant from the International Consortium on Experiential Learning (ICEL) to attend Seminar at Cape Town, South Africa (June 1996)
• Grant from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the University of Western Cape, South to attend an conference on Adult Education and Training in Reconstruction and development: Lessons from the South and the North held in Cape Town, South Africa in November, 1995
• Won Award Competition on Program on Governance and Peace, and Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) University of Florida, Center for African Studies, Gainesville, U.S.A. 15th December 1994 administered by the University of Florida on behalf of the Ford Foundation, 1994
• University of Nairobi Post-Graduate Scholarship, 1989 – 91
• Government of Kenya Scholarship for Undergraduate study at the University of Nairobi, 1986-1989
VI. UNIVERSITY SERVICE
A. University
Training, mentoring and other service
• Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Training and mentoring of colleagues in writing conference papers and research proposals
• Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Training of students and staff in research methodology
• Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Member of Research Committee at CUEA
• Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Member of the University Fundraising Committee
• Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Member of University Senate
• Central Washington University – Member of the Department of History Curriculum Committee, 2009-2010
• Central Washington University – Library Representative, Department of History, 2009-2010
• Central Washington University – Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta, 2009-2010
Africana and Black Studies Program (ABS) at Central Washington University
• Founder member of the Africana and Black Studies Program (ABS), Central Washington University, 2005-2010
• Member of the Africana and Black Studies (ABS) ad hoc committee, Central Washington University, 2005
• Web manager for the ABS website, Central Washington University, 2005-2010
• Assisted in design and development of the program and curriculum
• Member of the team that prepared the Spheres of Distinction grant that launched the ABS program, Central Washington University
• Served as general advisor to undergraduates in Africana and Black Studies Program, Central Washington University
• Outreach and recruitment programs for Africana and Black Studies Program
• Living and Learning Community, Central Washington University
Douglas Honors College, Central Washington University
• Advisor to honors students, 2007-2010, Central Washington University
• Gave lecture on the visit of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof. Wangari Maatahi, April 2008, Central Washington University
Study Abroad and International Programs
• Organized a study trip to Ghana (with Dr. Cynthia Coe, Philosophy Department) – 2006-2007 (unsuccessful), Central Washington University
• Organized a study trip to South Africa – Spring break – 2007-2008 (successful)
• Organized a study trip to South Africa (with Dr. Cynthia Coe, Philosophy Department) – 2008-2009 (unsuccessful), Central Washington University
• Organized a study trip to South Africa 2009-2010 (unsuccessful), Central Washington University
President’s Diversity Council, Central Washington University
• Member of the University President’s Diversity Council, 2006-2010, Central Washington University
• Chairperson of International Commission of the Diversity Council, 2007-2009, Central Washington University
• Organized panel on Africa and African American studies during the International Education Week, November 2007, Central Washington University
• Organized panel on Islam during the International Education Week, November 2006, Central Washington University
Service Learning
• Member of AS-L Faculty Fellows Seminar – Service Learning, 2007-2009, Central Washington University

Committee work at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

• Member of Senate, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
• Member of the Deans Committee, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
• Member of the University Management Planning Committee, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
• Member of Faculty Board, FASSC, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
• Member of the University Awards Committee, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
• Served on several senate ad hoc committees, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
• Member of University Fundraising Committee, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Dissertation Advising/Supervision
Recent Masters Theses supervised
Zephania Kiprono Chebii, “Cattle Rustling and Socio economic implications in Kenya: The Case Study of Tot and Tunyo Divisions of Elgeyo Marakwet County.” Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

Wilbrodah Adhiambo Orina, Assessment of Factors Leading to Early retirement of Public Secondary School Teachers in Kenya: Focus on Kajiado County. Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013. Masters

Ireri, Joyce Wambui, “Child Labour and School Attendance in Kenya: Focus on Kiambaa Division, Kiambu County,” Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

Aquinata Agonga, The Conflict between cultural norms and government policy in HIV and AIDS Education: Focus on Iteso of Busia County, Kenya. Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Hekima College, A Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi. 2012.

Barack Hussein Kedir, The Challenges of African Union (AU) in Peace Building: A Case of Somalia. Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Hekima College, A Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi. 2012.

Anne W. Kamau, Local Community Peacebuilding in Kenya: A case study of Dagoretti District Committee in Nairobi. Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Hekima College, A Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi. 2012.

Christopher Chumba, Policing and terrorism in Nairobi, Kenya. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Masinde Muliro University Of Science And Technology. 2011.
Recent PhD Theses supervised
Sr. Justina Syonzi Ndaita “Shaping Education in Africa to the New World Order Perspective: An Examination of the influence of Principals’ Instructional Quality Assurance Role on Students’ Academic Performance Kenya.” Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

Samson Ikinya Kariuki, Technician Engineering Training and Employability in Kenya: Focus on Thika and Meru Teachnical Training Institutes. Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

Susan Lyria Karuti, Gender Construction and Schooling in Kenya: Femininity, Masculinity and Students’ Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Meru County, Kenya. Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

Francis Owino, The Role of Sports in National Cohesion and Integration in Kenya. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Masinde Muliro University Of Science And Technology. 2011.

Ongoing
Florence Muia, The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission and Sustainable Peacebuilding in Nakuru County, Kenya. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Masinde Muliro University Of Science And Technology. 2013.

• Supervisor of many PhD and Master’s students at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) as well as at Hekima College
• Served in the dissertation committee of Dr. Eliza Johannes, College of Education, University of Illinois, April 2008
• Currently serves on over ten PhD student committees as first or second supervisor at other universities
Thesis committee at Central Washington University
• Thesis committee of Cynthia Amati, 2007-8
• Thesis committee of Richard Duarte, 2007-2009
Internal and External examiner at MA and PhD thesis defense
• Githinji Catherine Wairimu, The Evolution of Cooperative Societies in Nyandarua County of Kenya. A Case of Karagoni Marketing Co-perative Society in Ndaragwa Division (1965-2000), Kenyatta University. Masters

• Maina Kinyua, Democratic Transition and the Chiefs Office in Ndia Constituency of Kirinyaga County, 1991 to 2010. Kenyatta University. Masters.

• Omona Andrew David (Rev), Resolution of intrastate Conflicts in Africa: Case Study Northern Uganda. Kenyatta University. PhD thesis

• Kosygin Aberi, Culture and Cross Border Conflicts between the Maasai and Kuria of Western Kenya 1920-1963. Kenyatta University. Masters.

• Maina Kinyua, Democratic Transition and the Chiefs Office in Ndia Constituency of Kirinyaga County, 1991 to 2010. Kenyatta University. Masters.

• John Nyambega, Thesis Examination Report CUEA September 2012-09-18, Thesis title: Role of the Catholic Church as the sponsor in managing secondary school students’ Discipline and character formation in the Catholic Diocese of Kisii, Kenya. PhD

• Hilda Mogire, Thesis Examination Report CUEA October 2011-10-30, Title of thesis: Evaluation of the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) Young Professionals Programme – Kenya. PhD

• Mary Mugwe, Thesis Examination Report CUEA October 2011-10-30. Title of thesis: An empirical study of the status of private supplementary tutoring in public primary schools in Nairobi County. Masters

• Mary Kathambi Kinoti, Examiner’s Report on PhD Thesis, September 12, 2011. Title of thesis: The Response of Christian Faith Based Organizations (CFBOs) to the Spiritual and Psychological Needs of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. PhD thesis

• Lutomia George Akolo, Thesis Examination External Examination Report for Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 23rd August, 2011, Title of thesis: The influence of internal and external conflicts on public secondary school students’ academic performance in Western province, Kenya. PhD thesis

• Lydia Nyaguthi Wambugu, Thesis Examination Report CUEA, August 12, 2012. Title of the thesis: A comprehensive analysis of academic performance on Bachelor of Education (science) Distance and On Campus Learners at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. PhD thesis
• Masters Degree Examination of Douglas Burnham, 2008, Central Washington University
• Masters Degree Examination of Sara-June Treadwell, 2008, Central Washington University
• Masters Degree Examination of Jeanine Alen Bator, 2008, Central Washington University
Advisor to African Students’ Organization (ASO), at Central Washington University (CWU)
• Patron and advisor to the Central Washington University African Students Association. 2007-2010
College of Arts and Humanities ad hoc duties at Central Washington University
• Member of the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) Task Force, 2009, Central Washington University
• Member of the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) Diversity Observatory, 2009-2010, Central Washington University
• Judge, CAH Achievements and Awards Competition, 2009, Central Washington University
CWU online community
• Member of the CWU online Learning Community – a group with interest in online teaching and meets regularly to share ways of improving online learning at Central Washington University (CWU)
Search Committees
• Member of search Committee, Geography Department, to recruit an Assistant professor in Geography, 2007, Central Washington University
• Member of search committee, to hire a Study Abroad Adviser, 2008, Central Washington University
More service
• Organized the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa that brought together over 700 scholars from 22 countries, in 2013 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
• Organized the first International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa that brought together over 500 scholars from 15 countries, in 2012 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
• Participated in World Language Day by organizing the Organization of African Students to make a group presentation on Swahili Hip Hop, 2007
• “Invisible Children in Northern Uganda: Origins of the Crisis.” Invited talk to a student forum organized by Central Washington University Students, May 8, 2006
• “Redefining Development in and on African Terms: Negotiating and Designing Africa’s Roadmap towards Re-taking the Lead in World Affairs.” Keynote address, presented at conference on Africa’s Development in the Global Encounters, organized by African Students’ Organization (ASO), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 8, 2006
• “The Canon and African History” under Department of History, Faculty/Student panel ‘Theory and Canonicity,’ Department of History Panel, March 31, 2005
• Publishing as Graduate Student: Turning Dissertation Chapters into publications and publications into Dissertation Chapters.”The Sixth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. March 10-12, 2005
• Seminar/workshops Coordinator, Department of Development Studies – Moi University, Kenya (1995-2000).
• Faculty Representative – The Honorary Degree Awards and Prizes Committee, Moi University, Kenya, 1994-2000.
• Graduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Development Studies – Moi University, Kenya (1998-2000).
• Internal Patron, Vihiga University Students Association (VUSA), Moi University (1996-7)
VII. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
A. Membership in Professional Associations
• African Studies Association (ASA), USA
• American Historical Association (AHA)
• Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), USA
• Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, Senegal
• Historical Association of Kenya (HAK), Nairobi, Kenya
• Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA)
• Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
• Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES)
B. Offices Held in Professional Associations
• Vice President, Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA), 2007-2013
• Treasurer, Officer of the Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA).
• Convener, KESSA Caucus during the African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2006
• Liaison Officer of the Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA), Moi University Chapter (1997-2000).
• Chairman, Association for World Education (AWE), Kenya Chapter (1996-2000).
C. Evaluation of Manuscripts for Journals and Books Publishers and of Grant Proposals for Agencies
• External Grant reviewer, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, January-February 2008-2010
• Reviewed an article for the Natural Resources Forum: A United Nations Sustainable Development Journal, 2007
• Reviewed grant proposal for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2007
• Peer reviewed articles for the International Journal of Educational Development (IJED), since 1997-2007
• Peer reviewed articles for Africa Today, Indiana University Press, since 2005-2010
VIII. Community Service
• External Examiner at Kenyatta University, Kenya
• External Examiner in Peace and Conflict Studies Program at African Nazarene University (ANU), Ongata Rongai, Kenya
• External Examiner at University of Kabianga, Kericho
• External Examiner at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
• External Examiner at Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
• External Examiner at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare
• External Examiner at St. Paul’s University, Nairobi, Kenya
• Internal and External examiner at CUEA and other universities, to the present
• Editorial Adviser of Ife Journal of the Humanities and Social Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
• Guest lecture, Morgan Middle School, Ellensburg, 2007
• Talk at Hearthstone Cottage (retirement home), 2008
• Church Elder, Liberty Church of God, Champaign, Illinois, 2000-2005
• Member of Board of Governors (B.O.G), Ebunangwe Secondary School, Vihiga, Kenya, (1994-2000)
• Chairman, Abeene Initiatives (a local Community-Based Organization – CBO in Kakamega, Kenya) 1996-2002
• Treasurer, amd member of school committee, Kimalel Primary School, 1998-2000
• Participated in organizing Dia de los Ninos Day held at Ellensburg High School at the invitation of Dr. Catherine Connery of the College of Education and Professional Studies May 5, 2007.
IX. Consultancies
• National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Nairobi, 2012-2013
• Action Aid, Kenya, 2012-2013
• UNDP, 2011
• Consultant, National Commission of Cohesion and Integration 2011-2012
• Consultant, Ministry of Justice and Cohesion
• Huntington Consultancies, Nairobi, project on indigenous methods of conflict resolution in Kenya
• Association for World Education (AWE), Kenya, project on access to Adult Education in Kenya, 2005-2009.
• Action Aid Kenya, Pastoralism and Livestock Keeping in Northern Kenya, 1996-2000.
• Turkana Youth Initiative (TUYI), Peace-building and conflict resolution programs and projects, 2000
• Yiga Ng’okola Institute, Mbale, Uganda on Poverty alleviation and peace-building, 1999-2000.
• World Vision, Mobile Schools in Northern Kenya, 1998.
• Partnership for Productvity Foundation, on income generating, poverty alleviation and women groups in Vihiga District, Western Province, Kenya, 1997.
• Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ebunangwe Community Water Project, Social Needs Survey, Vihiga District, 1996-97.

X. Referees

Prof. Justus Mbae, PhD
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
P.O BOX 62157-00200 CITY SQUARE
NAIROBI,
Kenya
Tel. 0733-759845
E-mail: mngetui@yahoo.com

Prof. Ruth N. Otunga, PhD
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs
University of Eldoret,
P.O. Box 1125 (30100)
Eldoret, Kenya
E-mail: rotunga@yahoo.com
Tel.0722699864

Prof. Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o, PhD,
Department of International Studies,
Rhodes College,
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112, USA
Tel: (901)-843-3823
E-Mail: NasongoS@rhodes.edu

Prof. Kenneth Inyani Simala, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences,
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST)
P. O. Box 190–50100
Kakamega
Kenya
Tel. 0722784163
E-mail: inyani@yahoo.com

Prof. Bobby Cummings, PhD
Director, Africana and Black Studies Program
Central Washington University,
400 University Way,
Ellensburg WA 98926.
Ph: 509-963-1654
(E-mail: bobby.cummings@cwu.edu or cummings@cwu.eduCV Maurice Amutabi May 2015img959

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Invitation to join the Pan-African University Press Consortium

Dear Vice-Chancellor:
I am now heading a consortium that has created the Pan-African University Press to be based in Austin, Tx, USA. It will be a non-profit academic press. Books will mainly be distributed for free in Africa, although we will sell  in the West to generate an operating cost. All publications will be rigorously peer-reviewed.
I am inviting all African Universities to join this consortium. It won’t cost you any money, but gives you greater visibility as consortia members are listed in all the publications. However, if a staff of publishes with us, we may seek a subvention to let us give away the book for free in Africa. Or, the staff or the university can buy a certain number of copies to distribute on their own.  Such a purchase will be at an affordable rate.
The book will have the following advantages:
  1. it counts as an international publication for your staff;
  2. It gets indexed, and searchable all over the world;
  3. It connects your university to all the world libraries; and
  4. you get copies to distribute for free
The overriding goal of Pan-African University Press is to insert African voices into the global academy, to make the knowledge produced in one African country accessible in other African countries, and to give attention to a new generation of African scholars. To learn more, do please visit parts of our website still under construction:
With all best wishes,
Toyin Falola
University of Texas, Austin
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