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.
MISR is pleased to announce that Dr Haydee Bangerezako and Dr Laury Ocen have been awarded the African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowship by the African Humanities Program (AHP) of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
MISR is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Dr. Lyn Ossome, Senior Research Fellow, Gender, Ethnicity and Violence in Kenya’s Transitions to Democracy: States of Violence, New York, London, Boulder: Lexington Books, 2018.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University has received financial support from The Andrew W Mellon Foundation to strengthen doctoral training in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University. It is expected that this intervention will establish a critical mass of home grown and supervised PhDs using a cohort based doctoral training model.
We are proud to announce that Frank Emmanuel Muhereza successfully defended his thesis titled,"The Transformation of Karamoja: Sedentarization of Pastoralists and the Adoption of Settled crop farming" on Wednesday January 24 2018. His main supervisor was Prof. Mahmood Mamdani and the opponent was Professor Issa G. Shivji, Professor Emeritus, Univ.of Dar es Salaam and the Director of Nyerere Resource Centre, Tanzania.
We are proud to announce that Joseph Kasule successfully defended his thesis titled,"Islam in the State: A Genealogy of the Muslim Minority Question in Uganda" on Friday 19th January 2018. His main supervisor was Prof. Mahmood Mamdani and the opponent was Professor Abdelwahab El-Affendi from Doha Institute of Graduate Studies, Qatar.