A Memo from the Director on Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Current Position at MISR
This memo clarifies the background to the management decision that Dr. Stella Nyanzi vacate her office at MISR and take a seat at the MISR library so long as she refuses to teach in the MPhil/PhD programme at MISR. Contrary to some claims in social media, Dr. Stella Nyanzi has not been fired from MISR. Nor is she being victimized for her political orientation.
Makerere University Institute of Social Research (MISR) has organised a Graduate Students’ Conference for students writing their doctoral dissertations. The conference is meant to enable students to make presentations from original research findings and get valuable feedback from faculty and peers. The conference will take place from 8-9 July at MISR, Makerere University in Kampala.
The conference is limited to students working in the study of Africa in any of the following clusters:
MISR invites applications for two (2) Post-doctoral Fellow positions.
The application should be accompanied by a letter of application alongside the following: Curriculum Vitae, Certificates and Transcripts giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications, research experience, and naming three referees, plus their postal addresses.
Dr. Adam Culver, a Visiting Research Associate at MISR will present a paper at the Makerere University Philosophy Symposium Series of the Department of Philosophy in the School of Liberal and Performing Arts.
Title: Immanuel Kant, Johann Herder, and the Birth of Modern Racism. Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Time: 2:00pm - 4:00 pm. Venue: Humanities Resource Centre (Arts)
We are proud to announce that six MISR MPhil/PhD students have been awarded various SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program fellowships for 2016-17.
Two fifth year students Yusuf Kajura and Semeneh Ayalew received the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship, two fourth years Yonas Demisse and Haydee Bangerezako received the Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship and two third years Charles Prempeh and Yahya Sseremba received the Doctoral Dissertation proposal Fellowship.
Dr. Lyn Ossome was among fourteen scholars invited by the Yale Council on African Studies to speak at the Symposium on “The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Africa” on 26-27 February at Yale University.