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

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         The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) hereby … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pictures from the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Annual Conference, Kisii University, KenyaJune 23-27, 2015

Below are pictures from the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference, Kisii University, Kenya June 23-27 2015

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