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Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also 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.

Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya

       African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) & Multimedia University of Kenya   Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya   General … Continue reading

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New book Nakhamuna (squirrel) stories from Western Kenya released

Nakhamuna Stories from Western Kenya A new book Nakhamuna Stories from Western Kenya (see cover above) by Maurice N. Amutabi has been released. The book has riveting folk tales from the Luhya community but which have universal applicability to all … Continue reading

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Three books launched during the KESSA-AISA-MMU Conference

COVER for Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa Book cover for Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa 2016 Cover for Africa and Competing Discourses on Development The Sixth KESSA-AISA-MMU annual interdisciplinary international conference was a huge success. The conference was … Continue reading

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KESSA-AISA-Multimedia University host successful conference

http://www.mmu.ac.ke/index.php/more-links/item/323-mmu-hosts-ninth-kessa-interdisciplinary-conference Over four hundred academic scholars and professionals across Africa converged at Multimedia University of Kenya for the ninth Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) International Interdisciplinary Conference from June 23-25, 2016. The three day conference themed “Rethinking Africa’s Development … Continue reading

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New Book – Africa and Competing Discourses on Development: Gender, Agency, Space and Representation

Africa and Competing Discourses on Development: Gender, Agency, Space and Representation Editor: Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi       KESSA-MMU-AISA ISBN: 978-9966-1933-8-4   Cover for Africa and Competing Discourses on Development Table of Contents   Dedication                                                                                                                              ii Copyright                    … Continue reading

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New Book- Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa: International Perspectives

Book cover for Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa 2016 Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa: International Perspectives   Editors: Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi   Published by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya ISBN: 978-9966-1933-9-1 Dedication This book is … Continue reading

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New Book- Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa

COVER for Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa  Editor: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi   Published by Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi and AISA, Nairobi, Kenya     Copyright   … Continue reading

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