Dr. Lyn Ossome Visiting Scholar at the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan

26 May, 2016

Dr. Lyn Ossome was recently a visiting scholar at the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, from 24 April -  6 May.

Contributing to the Contemporary Third World Thought Lecture Series (III) organised by the International Institute for Cultural Studies (IICS), she gave four talks featuring her ongoing research on democratic transitions, human rights, gendered subjectivities and violence.

Why the Management of Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) will not Cooperate with the Vice Chancellor’s Investigation Committee into MISR

19 Apr, 2016


The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, yesterday circulated a memo on the Makerere University webmail setting up an Investigation Committee into MISR.

A Memo from the Director on Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Current Position at MISR

16 Apr, 2016

A Memo from the Director on Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Current Position at MISR

  1. 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.

The MPhil/PhD Programme at MISR

Call for Papers: MISR Graduate Students' Conference

14 Apr, 2016

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.

Thematic areas:

The conference is limited to students working in the study of Africa in any of the following clusters: