Collective Memory, Inter-ethnic interactions: the Politics of Becoming and Being ‘Sabaot’ in Kenya

Organisation
International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Monday, 14 Oct 2019, 16:00

End date

Monday, 14 Oct 2019, 18:00

Room
Aula B
Location
International Institute of Social Studies
Spoken Language
English
Bramwel Namtala Matui

On 14 October 2019, Bramwel Namtala Matui will defend his PhD thesis on 'Collective Memory, Inter-ethnic interactions: the Politics of Becoming and Being ‘Sabaot’ in Kenya'

In his thesis, Bramwel sheds light on the role of collective memory in underpinning ‘Sabaot’ politics of identity in three recent time periods: 1944-1963, 1964-2008 and 2008-2018

Each of these three periods is examined from a constructivist perspective, in order to acquire better understanding of who the Sabaot are.

Questions addressed include:

  • Why has the Sabaot community had violent conflicts with its neighbours?
  • Why has the community become embroiled in bloody intra-ethnic violence in recent years?

Doctoral board

Chair

Professor Arjun Bedi
 

Doctoral dissertation supervisors

Professor Mohamed Salih
Professor Peter Ndege, MOI University, Kenya
 

Co-supervisor

Dr Helen Hintjens

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Professor Winnie Mitullah, University of Nairobi
Professor Gabrielle Lynch, University of Warwick

Professor Ton Dietz, Leiden University
Professor Wil Hout

Dr Naomi van Stapele

More information

The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the Aula during the first part of the ceremony.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Atrium of the ISS.

Professors are invited to join the academic procession.