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Dr. Felix Macharia Kiruthu

Title/Position: Senior Lecturer & Chairman, Department of Public Policy and  Administration
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Public Policy and Administration
Email: kiruthu.felix@ku.ac.ke / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell Phone: 254- 0722-406651
Address:  P. O. Box 43844-00100, NAIROBI

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Summary Qualifications

Ability to: conduct scholarly research in social sciences; consultancy on socio- economic and political issues; teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including: Studies in African Political Economy; African Economic History and Research Methods in History, Foundations of Conflict Analysis, Economics and Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Strategies: Supervision of graduate students in humanities. Great potential in publishing scholarly articles and books

Research & Publications

Research and Publications in Book Chapters

  • Kiruthu, F. (2015): Book Chapter: “Political Party organization & the 2013 Elections: What Lessons for Democracy and Inclusion?’ in (Kimani Njogu and Peter Wafula Eds.), Kenya’s 2013 General Election: Stakes, Practices and Outcomes, Nairobi. Twaweza Communications.
  • Kiruthu, F., (2014): “Masculinities, Feminities and Citizen Identities in a Global Era: Case Study of Kiambu District in Kenya, 1980-2007,” in Laroussi Amri and Ramola Ramhotul (Eds.) Gender and Citizenship in the Global Age. Dakar, Codesria
  • Kiruthu, F. Kinyanjui, M. and Muchoki, F., (2013):”The New Scramble for Africa? Indo-Kenyan Economic Relations, 1980-2010”, in Toyin Falola and Jessica Archberger (EDS), African Political Economy: the way Forward in the 21st Century Development, Routledge, USA.
  • Kiruthu, F., Wekesa, P., and Kakai, P., (2013): “Politics in Post Colonial Zimbabwe: From Optimism to Disillusionment”, in Maurice Amutabi (Ed.), Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa, Nairobi, CUEA.
  • Kiruthu, F., Musalia, W., and Ndeda, M.A., (2012): “The Struggle with Sexual Rights Among Kikuyu Women of Central Kenya, 1918-2002”, in Toyin Falola (Eds.), Women, Gender and Sexualities in Africa, Carolina Academic Press, USA.
  • Kiruthu, F., (2011):  Dictionary of African History Articles on biographies: Joseph Kamaru; Kenneth Kaunda; Anne Mungai; Lord Delamere; Speziola Kazibwe; Margaret Kenyatta and Kenneth Koma, Oxford University Press New York (2011).
Conference Presentations
  • April 8th 2016: Attendance of Prof Francis Nyamjoh’s Presentation: “Cecil Rhodes: The Makwerekwere with Missionary Zeal” at IFRA/ BIEA, Kileleshwa-Nairobi.
  • March 24-29th  2014: Presenter: “Music as a Strategy of Youth Resilience in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya” at the RSC Conference on “Refugee Voices” at St. Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, UK.
  • 21st February, 2014: Discussant & moderator: Panel 5: Social Protection and the Marginalized, at the IFRA International Conference on :  “Fifty Years after Political Independence: The Politics of Social Protection in Kenya” , Nairobi, 21st February, 2014
  • 27th January, 2014:  Presenter –“The Forgotten Heritage: The Place of Mau Mau Memory, Material and Immaterial Culture in Kenya” at -IFRA International Conference : Promoting  heritage Conservation and Human Rights, Nairobi-27th January,
  • 27th January, 2014:  Presenter –“The Forgotten Heritage: The Place of Mau Mau Memory, Material and Immaterial Culture in Kenya” at -IFRA International Conference : Promoting  heritage Conservation and Human Rights, Nairobi-27th January, 2014.
  • June 30 th to 19th july 2013: International Summer School on Forced Migrations at the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) -University of Oxford-UK.
  • 29th to 31st May 2013: Presentation at the DAAD Conference on Public policy and Administration programmes in KU and Urban governance in Kenya, Safari Park Hotel-Nairobi.
  • July 2012: Presenter- Paper entitled: "The Development of the Jua Kali Sector in Kenya, 1963 to 2010". A paper presented at the Catholic University of East Africa, July 2012.
  • May 2012: Presenter- Paper entitled: "West African Churches in East Africa: New Religious Ideals and Forms of Evangelization: The Case Study of the Winners Chapel" Nairobi, 24th June 2012.
  • May 2011: Facilitator –History and Government Educational resources, Oxford University Press, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • March 26-29th 2011: Presenter-Africa Conference 2011. Paper entitled: "Indo-Kenyan Economic Relations, 1963-2010", at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA.
  • April 16-22nd 2010: Association of American Geographers Conference. Washington, USA.
  • March 26-28th 2010: Presenter- Africa Conference 2010. Paper entitled: "The Struggle for Sexual Rights among Kikuyu Women of Central Kenya, 1918-2002". University of Texas at Austin. Texas, USA.

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