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Dr. Hassan Wario Arero was ppointed Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts. Born in Marsabit, Dr. Wario graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (then Institute of African Studies, IAS), University of Nairobi in 1995 before winning a Scholarship to study for a Masters Degree and Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of East Anglia Norfolk, England. He has previously worked with the British Museum for eight years and in Kenya as a curator with the National Museums of Kenya and later as the Director Museum Sites and Monuments. He is a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Ms Winnie Lichuma is the Chair, National Gender and Equality Commission. She holds a Masters Degree in Gender and Development Studies from the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi. She is Board Member at the National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), Board Member -- KELIN); Advocate of High Court, expert in mainstreaming human rights, gender and HIV and AIDS in development programmes.
Dr. Wambui Kiai is the Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a senior lecture at the University of Nairobi. She holds a PhD (anthropology) degree from Institute of Anthropology, gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi (2009) a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario, Canada (1990), a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi (1988) and BA (Upper Second Class Honours) from the University of Nairobi (1987). She is a Senior Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Indigent Students of Africa (FISA) and the pivot of collaboration with the University of Nairobi. Her specialty covers HIV/AIDS communication, gender and socio-legal issues, broadcasting, media and conflict management, media and gender mainstreaming, media and communication as well as specialized writing. She serves as the Chairperson of the Training and Accreditation Committee of the Media Council of Kenya. She is also a board member of the Media Institute of Kenya (MIK), a research associate of Women and Law in East Africa (WLEA) as well as the Centre of Law and Research International (CLARION).
Commisioner of Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the School of Law University of Nairobi and Master’s Degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African studies, University of Nairobi. She has been the Legal Officer in Public Law Institute; the Chief Legal Advisor in Kenyatta National Hospital; the Chairperson in Women’s Rights Awareness Programme and the Programme Coordinator on Gender and Human Rights Programme of SNV/Kenya, and also the member of Federation of Women Lawyers, United Nations Association of Kenya and Kenya Food and Nutrition Network.
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Publications by former Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies Staff members.
Akong'a, Joshua J.
The adoption of rural practices in selected markets of Bunyore location, Kakamega District. Copenhagen: Institute of Development Research.
Anyumba, Henry Owuor
Contemporary lyres in East Africa. Nairobi: East Africa publishing House.
Fleuret, Dr Anne K.
Social Change and applied anthropology: Essays in honor of David W. Brokensha. New York: Amazon
Hecht, Dr Elizabeth Dorothea
The Pottery Collection. Addis Ababa: Haille Sellasie I University.
Holland, Dr Killian
The Maasai on the Horns of Dilemma: development and Education. Nairobi: Gideon Were Press.
Jacobs, Prof Allan H.
The pastoral Maasai of Kenya: a report of anthropological field research. Urbana Illinois: Department of Anthropology Univeristy of Illinois.
Kavyu, Dr Paul Ndilya
Traditional Music Instruments of Kenya. Nairobi: east Africa Literature bureau.
An introduction to Kamba Music. East Africa literature Bureau.
The Marakwet of Kenya: A preliminary Study. Nairobi:East Africa Literature bureau.
Biographical Essays on Imperialism and Collaboration in Colonial kenya. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
The people of Rift Valley. London: Evans.
Alliance High School and the Origin of the Kenya African Elite. Cambridge: Univeristy of Cambridge.
Liyong, Prof Taban Lo
Taban Lo Liyong is a Ugandan poet, critic, novelist, and short-story writer, was born of Ugandan parents in southern Sudan. He received his early education at Gulu High School and the Sir Samuel Baker School, and subsequently studied at a teachers' college in Uganda, at Howard University, USA (BA), and at the University of Iowa, USA, where he was the first African to receive the MFA degree in creative writing and where he cultivated his unconventional writing style. He has taught at several universities, including the University of Papua New Guinea, the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies University of Nairobi in Kenya and Juba University in Khartoum, Sudan. A former cultural affairs director in southern Sudan, he teaches at the University of Venda in South Africa.
Words that melt a mountain. London: Heineman.
Culture in Rutan. Nairobi: Longman.
Meditations in Limbo. Nairobi: Equatorial Publishers.
The Ballads of Underdevelopment: poems and thoughts. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
Thirteen offensives against our enemies. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
Another nigger dead. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
The uniformed man. Nairobi: East African Literature.
Frantz Fanon's uneven ribs, with poems, more and more. London: Heinman Education.
The last word. Nairobi: East Africa Publishers.
Fixions and other Stories. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
Kipury, Dr Naomi
Oral Litrature of the Maasai. Nairobi: East Africa Education publishers.
History of the Luo speaking people of Esat Africa. Kisumu: Anyange press.
Decolonization and independence in kenya 1940-1993. London: James Currey.
Africa and the Carribbean. Kisumu: Anyange press.
Kenya before 1900. Nairobi: East Africa publishing House.
Hadithi 6: History and Social change in East Africa. proceedings of the 1972 conference of the Historical association of Kenya. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
Kenya Before 1900. Nairobi: East Africa publishing House.
Hadithi 5: Economic and social history of East Africa: Proceedings of the 1972 Conference of the historical Association of Kenya. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
War and Society in East Africa: ten studies. London: F. Cass.
Hadithi: 5: Economic and social History of east Africa. proceedings of the 1972 conference of the Historical Association of Kenya. Nairobi: east Africa Literature Bureau.
Hadithi 4: Politics and nationalism in colonial Kenya. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
Zamani: A survey of East African History. Nairobi: East Africa publishing House.
People of East Africa. Nairobi: East Africa publishing House.
East Africa past and present. Paris: presence Africaine.
Odaga, Asenath Bole
The hare's Blanket and Other stories. Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau
Kip on the Coast. Nairobi. East African Literature Bureau.
Kip Goes to the City. Nairobi: East African Literature bureau
Thu Tinda: Stories from Kenya. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
Okot, p' Bitek
Song of Lawino. Nairobi: East Africa Education publishers.
White Teeth. Nairobi: Heinemann.
popular culture of East Africa: oral Litterature. Nairobi: Macmillan
Hare and the Horbill. Nairobi: Macmillan.
African Culture Revolution. Nairobi: Macmillan.
African Religion in Western Scholarship. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
Religion of the Central Luo. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau.
Two songs (Song of Prisoner; Song of Malaya). Nairobi: East Africa publishing House.
Acholi Proverbs. Nairobi: Nairobi: Heinneman.
Omondi, Prof Washington Ambrose
Universals of African music, proceedings of the International Music Council of UNESCO. Nairobi: UNESCO
Preservation and Development of Music and dance in Kenya, Report of Presidential National Music Commission. Nairobi: Government Printer.
'Kenya' Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 20 vols, 6th edition. London: Macmillan.
Divorce among the Wa-Embu. Nairobi: Uzima Press.
Nyamwaya, Dr David
Health Education: an essential text for Schools. Nairobi: AMREF.
African indigenous medicine: an anthroplogical peespective for policy makers and primary health care managers. Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation.
Odak, Prof Osaga
Kimeticism: the world religion for black peoples: New York: Dr Jack Felder.
Perspectives in African Ethnology: Finland: Jyvaskylan yliopistopaino.
Rock art of Kenya: Nairobi: Kenyatta University.
Somjee, Dr Sultan
Material Culture of Kenya. Nairobi. East Africa Education Publishers.
Soper, Robert C.
Report on Excavations at Karen and Kiambaa. Nairobi: Kiambaa
Fertility Status of Women in Kericho District: reflections on some reproductive issues. Nairobi: Kenya journal of science series C; Human and Social sciences; vol. 4 no 1 pp. 61-76.
Street Children in Nairobi and the African Cultural ideology of kinbased support system: change and challenge. London: Wiley
Household labor use and changes in gender roles on farms in Ndiwa Division, Western Kenya: the Challenge of comparing the contribution of different workers. Arlington Virginia: Winrock International Institute of agricultural Development.
Formal Monogamy and informal polygyny in parallel; African family traditions. Nairobi: University of Nairobi.
A report of a baseline survey on street children in Nairobi. Nairobi: Child welfare society of Kenya.
Drums of Death. Nairobi: Africawide Network.
The Season of Harvest: some notes on East African Literature. Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau.
The Debtors; plays from East Africa. Nairobi: East Africa literature Bureau.
Singing with the night: a collection of East African verse: Kampala: East Africa Literature bureau.
Standpoints on African Literature: a critical anthology. Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau.
Faces at Crossroads: a 'currents' anthology. Nairobi: East Africa literautre bureau.
Wembah-Rashid, Dr J.A.R
Social, political and economic organization of the people of Masasi District: ethnographic field research report. Dar-es-Salaamu.
The ethno-history of the matrilineal people of south east Tanzania: Wien: Elisebeth Stiglmayr.
Introducing Tanzania through the National Museum. Dar-es-Salaam. National Museum of Tanzania
The traditional religion of the people of Masasi District; ethnographic field research report: Dar-es-Salaam: National museums of Tanzania
Iron working in Ufipa: Observations of Iron Smelting and Forging at the Village Museum. Dar-es-salaamu: National Museum of Tanzania
Women and Development in Kenya: Siaya District. Nairobi: Gideon S. Were Press
Women and Development in Kenya: Kakamega District. Nairobi: Gideon S. Were Press
Kwale District: Socio-cultural Profile. Nairobi: Ministry of Economic Planning and Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi.
Baringo District: District socio-cultural profile. Nairobi: Ministry of planning and Institte of African studies, University of Nairobi.
Embu District: socio-cutural Profile. Nairobi: Ministry of Economic planning and Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi.
Taita-Taveta District Socio-cultural profile. Nairobi: Ministry of Economic planning and Institute of African Studies.
Kisii District: Socio-cultural Profile. Nairobi: Ministry of Economic Planning and institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi.
Marsabit District: Socio-cultural Profile. Nairobi: Minstry of planning and Institute of African Studies, Uniobversity of Nairobi.
Meru District: Socio-cultural profile. Nairobi: Ministry of Economic planning and Institute of African Studies, Univeresiy of Nairobi.
Narok District: Socio-cultural Profile. Nairobi: Ministry of Economic planning and Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi.
Culture and National identity in Black Africa: Some reflections. Nairobi East Africa publishing house.
women and Development in Africa. Gideon s. were Press.
Kwale District: Socio Cultural Profile: Nairobi: Ministry of Economic planning and Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi.
Leadership and Underdevelopment in Africa. Nairobi: Gideon S. Were Press.
The underprivileged in Society. Nairobi: Gideon Were Press.
History Public Morality and Nation-Building: a Survey of Africa since independence. Nairobi: Univerity of Nairobi Press.
A history of South Africa. London: Evans Brothers.
The Maasai and Kalenjin factor in theSettelement of Wstern Kenya: a study in ethnic interaction and evolution. Nairobi: East Africa Literature Bureau
East africa through a thousand years: a history of the years A.D. 1000 to the present. Nairobi:Evans Brothers.
The survivors. Nairobi: Equatorial Publishers.
Western Kenya historical texts: Abaluyia, Teso and Elgon Kalenjin. Nairobi: East Africa literature Bureau.
A history of the Abaluyia of Western kenya. Nairobi: East Africa Publishing House.http://african-studies.uonbi.ac.ke/node/1355