Tag: Kenya

Mwenda Ntarangwi on his book, The Street is My Pulpit

| , January 24th, 2022


Christine Chalifoux: By focusing your ethnographic attention on the hip hop artist Juliani, you were able to weave together so many important facets of life in Kenya: socioeconomic…


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Predicting Across Time and Space by Bettina Ng’weno

Bettina Ng’weno , June 10th, 2021


Every day for the month of March 2021, I watched the numbers of Covid-19 cases in Kenya climb and climb. Family and friends sent me messages that the…


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Talking about Elections in Northern Kenya

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020


An anthropologist recalls a conversation with three older women as they reflected on their experiences of electoral politics past and present. “What politics have people of nowadays seen;…


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Future-making on Hold: Pandemic Audio Diaries from two Rift Valley Lakes in Kenya (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , June 5th, 2020


Hide Press Release (5 Less Words) Anna Lisa Ramella, Martin Zillinger   In this post, we share the accounts of our research partners from Lake Baringo and Lake…


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Book Review: Nairobi in the Making: Landscapes of Time and Urban Belonging by Constance Smith

Rose Deller , May 13th, 2020


In Nairobi in the Making: Landscapes of Time and Urban Belonging, Constance Smith explores how the residents of Nairobi’s Kaloleni estate interact with materials and structures from the…


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Health Insurance for the poor: insights from the Kenyan coast by Jacinta Victoria Muinde

Jacinta Victoria Muinde , May 11th, 2020


Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. “Health for…


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A Politics of numbers? Digital registration in Kenya’s experiments with universal health coverage by Ruth J. Prince

Ruth J. Prince , May 4th, 2020


Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. “Health for…


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Watching Coronavirus in Kenya (#WitnessingCorona)

Dominik Mattes , March 29th, 2020


Hide Press Release (3 Less Words) Kennedy Mkutu Agade Here in Kenya the sun is shining and a beautiful breeze is blowing through the house. But the house…


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Mario Schmidt: “In Pipeline, Panic is Unnecessary” – How Poor Nairobians Deal with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic

Focaal Admin , March 23rd, 2020


Mario Schmidt, University of Cologne Mototaxi drivers wearing face masks, supermarkets obliging customers to wash their hands before entering, hawkers selling indigenous vegetables as prophylactic…


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In the Journals May, 2019

williamodum , May 30th, 2019


Welcome back to In the Journals, a brief look at just a few articles that have been published in previous months on policing, law, and governance. These readings…


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In between homes – the in-between existence of refugees in transit in Eastleigh, Nairobi, by Lena Johansson (master student at Uppsala University)

Mats Utas , July 17th, 2018


Eastleigh shop in 2009 soon after Obama became US president. Photo by Mats Utas Eastleigh, Nairobi is pictured as a good area for Somali refugees in media and…


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If “Water Is Life,” Shouldn’t We Know How to Measure It?

Alexandra Frankel , March 13th, 2018


An anthropologist sets out to create a cross-culturally valid household water insecurity scale. We all know that fieldwork can entail the unexpected, and often these surprises can delay…


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A Year of Two Elections

Peter Lockwood , November 27th, 2017


Victor flew into the tackle, blocking the opponent’s shot at goal. Shouts of praise went up from the fans and substitutes standing on the touch-line. “Sawa Victor!” (“Nice…


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Transnational Scientific Projects and Racial Politics: The KEMRI Six Case Against the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Contemporary Kenya

Karoline Buchner , August 7th, 2017


Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Denielle Elliott The Supreme Court of Kenya: Lawyer Ogutu, Sam Gwer, Lawyer Chigiti, Michael Mwaniki, and Moses Ndiritu (left to right), taken…


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Interview with Perry Gilmore about “Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki”

Alma Gottlieb , May 15th, 2017


Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki chronicles a charming and, indeed, remarkable friendship that developed between two five-year-old boys—one (Sadiki), the son of a traditionally…


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Running, Spending and Saving in Japan

Elyse Bailey , August 4th, 2016


Migrant Kenyan athletes must meet the demands of family and prepare for their own futures. All Kenyan medalists in Olympic men’s marathons from 1988 to 2008 have lived…


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Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Dori , June 13th, 2016


Image 1: Traders and Transport Options on the Border of Kenya and Uganda. Photo credit: Niti Bhan. Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara…


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Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Dori , June 13th, 2016


Image 1: Traders and Transport Options on the Border of Kenya and Uganda. Photo credit: Niti Bhan. Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara…


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Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Dori , June 13th, 2016


Image 1: Traders and Transport Options on the Border of Kenya and Uganda. Photo credit: Niti Bhan. Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara…


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Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Dori , June 13th, 2016


Image 1: Traders and Transport Options on the Border of Kenya and Uganda. Photo credit: Niti Bhan. Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara…


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