People @ MISR

Mahmood Mamdani - Director

Mahmood Mamdani is from Kampala, Uganda and became director of MISR in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Department of Anthropology and Political Science and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he was also director of the Institute of African Studies from 1999 to 2004.

He has taught at the University of Dar-es-Salaam (1973–79), Makerere University (1980–93), and University of Cape Town (1996–99) and was the founding director of Centre for Basic Research... Read More..

Senior Research Fellow

Lyn Ossome holds a PhD in Political Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). Her research specializations are in feminist political economy, land and agrarian studies and political theory. Her current work in democratic...

Research Fellow

Samson A. Bezabeh, is a Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) and a permanent fellow of the African Studies Center- Leiden, the Netherlands. He was previously a Post-doctoral researcher at the  École des...

Research Fellow

 Virginie Tallio defended her Ph.D in Ethnology and Social Anthropology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France) in 2007. She worked as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Germany)...

Research Associate

Lawyer Kafureeka is a Research Associate at MISR. He also teaches in the department of Development Studies at Makerere University.Email:

Research Associate

Florence Ebila has Doctoral and Masters’ Degrees in African Languages and Literature/ Women and Gender Studies, from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, a Masters’ Degree in Women and Gender Studies and a Bachelors Degree in...


Lydia Khaweka
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Adrian Kawalya
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Irene Mbawaki
Head Librarian
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Eddie Ssemakula
Coordinator, Communications & Publications Unit
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Simon Peter Musoke
PhD Administrator
Lillian Nankinga
Admin. Assistant
Haliimah Nabuuma
Library Assistant
Olivia Nganda Kayizzi
Secretary to Director
George Owor
Property Manager
Susan Kemanzi P.
Library Assistant
Julius KIggundu
Library Assistant


Support Staff

Margaret Atugonza
James Basasa
Joseph Kambugu
Obeke Okello
Patrick Kato
Faith Nandawula
Robert Osega
Joel Ssempijja
Sylvia Odiira
Safina Nangobi
Domiano Oundo



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Charles Musana




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0414532838/ 0414554582 & 0312132100

Makerere Institute of Social Research
Makerere University
Opposite CCE, School of Law

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