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BIEA Annual Lecture 2024

The BIEA invites you to this year’s annual lecture in Nairobi titled,

Listening, Partnerships and Ethnography: Reflecting on Three Decades of Anthropology

  • Speaker: Mwenda Ntarangwi, PhD
  • Discussant: Prof. Salome Bukachi


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Mwenda Ntarangwi, PhD. is a cultural anthropologist with global experience in education, research, writing, and administration. He holds a B.Ed. (Language Education) and MA (Swahili Cultural Studies) from Kenyatta University and a MA and PhD (Cultural Anthropology) from the University of Illinois, USA. Ntarangwi has carried out research, teaching and administrative work in Africa and the USA. He is the immediate former CEO of the Commission for University Education (CUE). He has worked in the higher education subsector for three decades and is passionate about student success and encouraging them to ask the hard questions of life especially by exploring different approaches offered by different disciplines. Ntarangwi is widely published on popular culture, youth culture, African Christianity and the practice of anthropology and a sought-after speaker globally. He is the author of numerous publications including: The Street is my Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya, Reversed Gaze: An African Ethnography of American Anthropology, and, East African Hip Hop: Youth Culture and Globalization. Ntarangwi has undertaken ethnographic research in the USA, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.


Salome ABukachi is a social/medical anthropologist with over 20 years’ experience working on infectious diseases with a focus on community knowledge and practices in relation to livestock and zoonotic diseases, gender issues, nutrition anthropology (Specifically cultural aspects of food ways, food behavior, food safety and food security), health systems, socio-economic and cultural/behavioural aspects of infectious diseases and development. She lectures in Anthropology at the University of Nairobi and has supervised over 50 postgraduate students and equally published over 50 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. She also works with various stakeholders both local and international in undertaking research and development on anthropological issues and has won several research grants and fellowships. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the African One Health Network (AOHN), EcoHealth International, One Health High Level Panel (OHHLEP).




Mar 27 2024


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


British Institute in Eastern Africa
Seminar Room

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