The Makerere Institute of Social Research launched its Interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies in January 2012. The five-year programme entails two years of coursework and three years of dissertation research and writing. Four broad themes define the program’s intellectual focus: Political Studies, Political Economy, Historical Studies, and Literary andCultural Studies. Students specialize in one field, but take classes across all four.
On 30-31 March 2019, MISR hosted a symposium to plan for a five-year research collaboration entitled: “Decolonisation, the Disciplines and the University”. This initiative is based on a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation and includes the University of Ghana; the American University of Beirut, Centre for the Study of Social Silences, Kolkata; the Ifriqiyya Colloquium at Columbia University, and MISR. The meeting was attended by researchers drawn from the five institutions.
The Director Makerere Institute of Social Research Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, cordially invites you to the PhD Public Defence of Ms. Netsanet Gebremichael Woldesenbet scheduled to take place on Friday 15th February, 2019 at 2:15pm. at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) in Seminar Room 1.
Makerere University, Directorate of Human Resources invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Finance and Grants Coordinator at the University. To submit your application, use the links on the job details to access an online tool for sending full details of your biodata, education, qualifications, work experience, and all the other required information, including your Curriculum Vitae, Certificates, Transcripts and names and addresses of at least three referees.
The MISR director, Professor Mamdani, gave the prestigious Hormuud lecture at the ASA Annual Convention in Atlanta last week.
The lecture, titled "Decolonization and higher education: the experience of Makerere Institute of Social Research” was delivered on December 1, 2018. A full video presentation will be available on the ASA website in another week.