Dr Freda Nkirote.
COUNTRY DIRECTOR – BIEA KENYA
Dr M’Mbogori is the Country Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) where she joined as the Assistant Director in 2015. Formerly, she was the Head of Cultural Heritage Department at the National Museums of Kenya. She is an archaeologist with a PhD from University of Paris, France; a Master’s degree from University of Bergen, Norway; a Bachelor’s degree from University of Nairobi; a Post graduate diploma in museum studies and conservation, from University College London, and Field research methods certificate from the University of Harvard. She is currently the President of Pan-African Archaeological Association and Related studies (PAA). Dr M’Mbogori’s research on the Early Iron Age in Kenya is fundamental to questions about the origins of modern economic strategies, heritage, land use and identities. Her ethnoarchaeological studies of ceramic technology among potters of Mt. Kenya and Coastal regions, have enriched archaeological interpretations. She is also involved in the “African Farming Networks” project as a co-investigator, where she is looking at issues related to material culture of the Marakwet community.