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About the Director (Research & Innovation)

Prof. Samuel Nyanchoga

Director, Research

Professor Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga holds BA Hons, Nairobi University; MA (Hist), Nairobi University; Ph.D. Kenyatta University; Fulbright Scholar, Boston College, USA. He is the Director, Research and former Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; He has also served as Director of the Institute for Regional Integration and Development; Director of Academic Programmes, and Head of the History Department. He has served as a Member of the Strategic Planning Committee; Member of the University Senate Investment Committee.

Resource person, Methodological Workshop by OSSREA (2013). Country research collaborator on Retrieval and Digitization of Archival Materials for the Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Country research collaborator for Catholic Charismatic Movement in Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with University of Notre Dame, University of Cape Town, Michigan State University and Spiritan Institute, Enugu, Nigeria;
A Commissioned Historian for General Labour history of Africa under ILO and Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
External reviewer for Commission for University Education; Consultant with National Cohesion and Integration Commission;
Consultant with Kenya Human Rights Commission on the Mau Mau Human Rights Abuse; Research Consultant, Organization of African Instituted Churches of Africa;
External Examiner; Kenyatta University; Mount Kenya University; The University of Nairobi and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology;
Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences;
Africa Humanities and Social Sciences Journal;
Editorial and Executive Member of the Eastern African Journal of Historical and Social Sciences Research. Head the HEREGO local Research;
IRID research on Identities and Slavery Heritage in Contemporary Kenya; member of Corus Research International Team on Environment and Human Rights;
A member of various Professional and Academic Organizations;
Chair of the Kenya Chapter of the Association of Third World Studies, 2008-2009;
Chair of the Kenya Historical Association, 2008-2009;
Chair of the Kenya/American Studies Association (2000); member of CODESREA;
An alumnus of the University of Nairobi;
An alumnus of the Kenyatta University;
Member of Teachers Without Borders;
Mentored many Ph.D. and Master students.

He is published widely both locally and internationally. He has also attended many international and local academic conferences. His research focus is on gender, conflict, and peace studies, historical and political processes in Africa.