Call for Applications for PhD by Research programme in Humanities and Social Sciences

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...

Successful Doctoral Defense by Frank Emmanuel Muhereza

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...

Successful Doctoral Defense by Joseph Kasule

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...

Vacancy Announcement: Communication and Publications Coordinator, MISR

Job Title: Communications and Publications CoordinatorLocation: Makerere University, Kampala, UgandaJob Summary:The Coordinator, Communication and Publications unit will direct the overall communications and publications strategy of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), with the goal of...

Six MISR MPhil/PhD students awarded Fellowships

We are proud to announce that six MISR MPhil/PhD students were awarded various fellowships from the SSRC Next Generation of Social Sciences in Africa Program and the Open Society Foundations.No.StudentYear of StudyTitle of ResearchAward1Evarist Ngabirano3Beyond Ethnic Violence: A Genealogical...

Another MISR Student successfully completes PhD Defence.

MISR staff, and thesis examiners, pose with the author Haydee Bangerezako (center front) after the defence on August 28th, 2017 in MISR seminar room 1.By Eddie Ssemakula. Makerere Institute of Social Research student, Ms. Haydee Bangerezako, has successfully completed her PhD defence....

Prof. Mamdani Among 66 New Fellows of the British Academy

Sixty-six of the world’s leading minds were announced as Fellows of the British Academy on Friday 21 July 2017.See, We are pleased to announce that one among these was MISR Director, Professor Mahmood...

Watch: Prof Mamdani's Lecture on 'Decolonising Education' delivered at University of Cape Town.

Professor Mahmood Mamdani, delivered this year’s TB Davie Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, 22 August 2017, at University of Cape Town's New Lecture Theatre on Upper Campus.His lecture, titled Decolonising the Post-Colonial University, cut to the heart of debates that are still raging across South...

MISR Visiting Research Fellow Poetry at Goethe Institute.

MISR Visiting Research Fellow, Ama Amatoritsero's readings, were recently featured at two Ugandan events, namely: Writivism and Goethe Institute, check out what he read at Goethe here and here.

In Memorium: Abiola Irele, July 9, 2017

Biodun Jeyifo's Tribute to Abiola Irele: Egbon, teacher and mentor, go gracefully into the night: for Abiola.  By: Biodun Jeyifo On: July 9, 2017July 8, 2017 Inclusive of all the members of his immediate family, there were ten of us at his bedside at the Beth Israel Hospital in...


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