People at MISR

Executive 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 received a PhD in Political Studies from Wits University and was previously Postdoctoral Fellow at the Unit for the Humanities atRhodes University. Her research specializations are in feminist political economy, land and... Read More..

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... Read More..

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)... Read More..

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... Read More..

Research Fellow

Benedetta Lanfranchi is a Research Fellow at MISR teaching pre-modern political theory. She is a Postdoc at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth.She holds a PhD in African... Read More..

Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Matteo Caravani is a political economist lecturing history of economic theory at the Makerere Institute for Social Research (MISR). He graduated from the faculty of Economics, University  of Rome "La Sapienza" and he was recently... Read More..

Post Doctoral Fellow

Nancy Rushohora is a Postdoctoral fellow of the Makerere Institute of Social Research and lecturer at the Stella Maris Mtwara University College in Tanzania. She has a PhD in Archaeology from University of Pretoria with a thesis titled... Read More..


Lydia Khaweka
0312 132115
Jesca Imalingat
Assistant to the Director, Grants, Finance & Admin.
0312 132100
Irene Mbawaki
Head Librarian
0312 132111

Edgar Ahereza
Accounts Assistant

Simon Peter Musoke
PhD Administrator
Lillian Nankinga
Admin. Assistant
Haliimah Nabuuma
Library Assistant
Olivia Nganda Kayizzi
Secretary to Director
George Owor
Property Manager
Julius Kiggundu
Library Assistant
Sandra Nalumu
Library Assistant

Emily Chekwemoi

P.A. to the Director



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0414532838/ 0414554582 & 0312132100

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

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