In its recent annual award ceremony, Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGSH) awarded Elizabeth Ngutuku the Best Thesis Award 2020 for the PhD research into children's experience of poverty and vulnerability in Kenya
One of only four nominees, Elizabeth's thesis was found to be 'as rich in theory as in research methods and demonstrates a highly sophisticated and innovative understanding of child poverty in Kenya'.
Her research and thesis, 'Rhizomatic Cartographies of Children’s Lived Experience of Poverty and Vulnerability in Siaya, Kenya', was based on a one-year ethnographic research in Siaya, a county characterized by some of the lowest indicators of child well-being in Kenya.
Elizabeth Ngutuku graduated with a Distinction from the International Institute of Social Studies in March 2020. She now a Research Fellow at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, London School of Economics.