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A tribute to Professor Sam Moyo (1954-2015)

Remembering Professor Sam MoyoTaylor & Francis is saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Sam Moyo, a globally influential figure in Agrarian Studies and former President of CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa) from 2009-2011.As a tribute to Professor Moyo,...

Adam Culver to Present at Makerere University Philosophy Symposium Series

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...

Six MISR MPhil/PhD students awarded SSRC Fellowships

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...

Dr. Lyn Ossome gives talk on the structural dynamics of gendered and ethnicized violence in Kenya’s democratic transitions

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. 

Vacancy announcement for the position of Administrative Assistant

Job Title: Administrative Assistant Position Type: Full TimeLocation: Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University, KampalaReports To: AdministratorABOUT Makerere Institute of Social Research:The Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) is a semi-autonomous teaching and...

David-Ngendo Tshimba on Lessons from Electioneering in the DRC

A DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL ORDER AFTER VIOLENCE: LESSONS FROM ELECTIONEERING IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGODavid-Ngendo TshimbaABSTRACT This article, by means of secondary data analysis, delves into the predicaments of elections after violent armed conflicts as a means to (re)build broken...

Anneeth K. Hundle on Sovereignty and Sexuality in Urban Uganda

Of Militarization and Miniskirts: Sovereignty and Sexuality in Urban Uganda by Anneeth Kaur HundleSource: Los Angeles Review of BooksDecember 14th, 2015Photo credit: Dr. Stella NyanziUGANDA’S PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI signed an anti-homosexuality bill into law on February 24, 2014, that sanctioned...

Vacancy for the position of Communication and Publications Coordinator

Job Title: Coordinator, Communications and Publications UnitReports to: Director, Makerere Institute of Social ResearchLocation: Makerere University, Kampala, UgandaJob Summary:The Communications and Publications Coordinator will direct Makerere Institute of Social Research’s overall communications...

Tribute to Prof. Sam Moyo, a Great Intellectual, and a Man of Integrity

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) deeply regrets and mourns the passing away of its former president, Professor Sam Moyo. Professor Moyo was in New Delhi, India, where he was attending a conference on “Labour Questions in the Global South”. The vehicle...

David-Ngendo Tshimba on African Elections

Africa must look beyond election obsessionWritten by DAVID-NGENDO TSHIMBA A human generation has come to full cycle since elites from the West decided, in their wisdom or folly, to dictate a new global political, economic and social order, midwifed by the (in) famous Structural Adjustments...

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