Call for Applications for Admission to 2018 Class

MAKERERE INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (MISR) Interdisciplinary MPhil/PhD Programme in Social Studies CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO 2018 CLASS  The Makerere Institute of Social Research launched its Interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies in January, 2012. The five-year...

MISR Director Mahmood Mamdani to give a talk at The Program in Critical Theory, University of California at Berkeley.


Watch: Prof. Mamdani’s Edward Said Lecture at the British Museum

In this Edward Said Memorial lecture held at British museum, 31st March 2017, MISR Director Mahmood Mamdani discusses the question of justice appealing to the writings of Aime Cesaire and Nelson Mandela, reflects on the end of apartheid as a way to critically rethink the Nuremberg legacy – as...

Prof. Mamdani’s British Academy Audio out.

Professor Mahmood Mamdani's Lecture "Global Perspectives: How should we think of justice? lessons from South Sudan, " delivered at British Academy, on March 30th, 2017 is now available for listening.

MISR Director Mahmood Mamdani will be giving two lectures in London, March 30 and 31

MISR Director Mahmood Mamdani will be giving two lectures in London, March 30 and 31.Global Perspectives: How should we think of justice? Lessons from South Sudan The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AHThursday 30 March, 18.30-20.00 Edward W. Said London Lecture 2017...

Buganda Paper stirs spirited response at MISR.

Buganda research paper stirs spirited response among MISR scholars.By Eddie SsemakulaA research paper presented by a Witswatersrand Univeristy Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Edgar Taylor, caused a spirited discussion within the Makerere Institute of social research  community. The paper titled, “...

MISR Wins One Million US dollars grant for its PhD Program

Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) is pleased to announce the award of a three-year grant of one million US dollars ($ 1,000,000) for its inter-disciplinary PhD program in Social Studies from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Dr Tallio's interview on climate displaced persons in sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Le Monde.fr09 mars 2017BENOÎT HAMON : « D’ici 2050, il y a aura un milliard de déplacés, en raison du réchauffement climatique, notamment en Afrique Subsaharienne »Lors de son meeting à Arras le 23 février, Benoît Hamon a affirmé que le nombre de déplacés atteindrait, en 2050, un...

Call for Abstracts: Graduate Students’ Conference, 2017

The Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) announces its third Graduate Students’ Conference slated for 28-29 July 2017 for students writing their doctoral dissertation. The conference is an opportunity to present their original findings, engaging strong archival and empirical research. All...

Three commentaries on Prof Sylvia Tamale’s Inaugural Lecture by Samson Bezabeh, Lyn Ossome and Mahmood Mamdani

Reflections on Sylvia Tamale’s Inaugural Professorial LectureSamson A. BezabehIn her inaugural lecture Professor Sylvia Tamale focused on the relation between nudity and social protest. Engaging in a comparative analysis Sylvia focused on the case of Uganda. To make her case Sylvia discussed the...


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