Members of the CODESRIA team, comprising of the participants and trainers during the opening ceremony of the CODESRIA College of Academic Mentors Institute training graced by the Registrar RIO, Professor Vincent Onywera, accompanied by key note speaker Dr. Godwin Murunga
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai


Title/Qualifications: PhD
Department/Unit/Section:
Literature
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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Senior Lecturer
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Research Project
  • The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa:1880-Present, a 5-year research collaboration between University of Sussex, University of Lagos and Kenyatta University (EU Project Number 323343)

Chapters in peer-reviewed books

  • Wa Mungai, M. 2013.Nairobi's Matatu Men: Portrait of a Sub Culture.
  • Kimongo, D.M., Mwai W. and Wa-Mungai, M. 2012.Urban Youth Folklore Genres: Mchongoano, Lambert, Saarbrucken.
  • Wa-Mungai, M (2010). Iconic Representations of Identity in Kenyan Cultures.
  • Mbugua wa Mungai and George Gona (ed) Remembering Kenya: Identity, Culture, Freedom, Vol.1, Nairobi, Twaweza Communications, ISBN 9966-7244- 7-8.
  • Wa-Mungai, M. (2009). Innovating 'AlterNative' Identity: Nairobi Matatu Culture. Kimani Njogu and John Middleton (ed) Media and Identity in Africa, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, ISBN 13: 978-0748635221.
  • Wa-Mungai,M., (2008) Disability Rhetorics and Identity in Kenya. Kimani Njogu (ed), Culture, Performance and Identity: Paths of Communication in Kenya Twaweza Communications, Nairobi, ISBN 9966724419.
  • Wa-Mungai, M. (2007) 'Kaa masaa, dangle with spiders': The Myriad Threads of Nairobi Matatu Discourse. James Ogude and Joyce Nyairo (ed), Urban Legends, Popular Culture and Popular Literature in Kenya, Africa World Press,Trenton, N.J and Asmara, ISBN 1592214991.
  • Wa-Mungai, M. (2007) " 'Ismarwa!' It is ours": Popular Music and Identity Politics in Kenyan Youth Culture. Kimani Njogu and Garnete Oluoch-Olunya (ed) Cultural Production and Social Change in Kenya (2007),Twaweza Communications, Nairobi, ISBN 9966974377.

Articles in referred journals

Books

Chapters in Books

  • Wa Mungai,M.(2014): This is a Robbers’ System: Popular Musicians’ Readings of the Kenyan State. Brenda Cooper and Robert Morrel (ed) Africa-Centred Knowledges, James Currey,New York,ISBN 978-1-84701-095-7.
  • Wa-Mungai,M.(2010a) .Dynamics of Popular Transgression: The Speed Culture of Nairobi Matatu. Danielle de Lame and Ciraj Rassool (ed) Popular Snapshots and Tracks to the Past. Royal Museum for Central Africa,Tervuren. ISBN 978-9-0747-5279-4.
  • Wa-Mungai,M.(2010b) Dimmina: Matatu Mobility as a Metaphor for Social Survival in Nairobi, Kenya. Koln International School of Design et al (ed) Learning from Nairobi Mobility, KISDedition, Cologne.ISBN:978-3-9812459-3-6
  • Wa-Mungai,M. (2010c) ‘Soft Power’.Popular Culture and the 2007 Elections. Karuti Kanyinga and Duncan Okello (ed) Tensions and Reversals in Democrastic Transitions: The Kenya 2007 General Elections.SID, Nairobi. ISBN 978-9966-786-13-9.
  • Wa-Mungai,M. (2010d) Iconic Representations of Identity in Kenyan Popular Cultures. Wa-Mungai,M. and Gona,G. (ed) (2010). (Re)Membering Kenya Vol. 1: Identity,Culture and Freedom. Goethe- Institut, Nairobi.
  • Wa-Mungai,M.(2009). Innovating ‘AlterNative’ Identity: Nairobi Matatu Culture. Kimani Njogu and John Middleton (ed) Media and Identity in Africa, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, ISBN 13: 978-0748635221.
  • Wa-Mungai,M., (2008) Disability Rhetorics and Identity in Kenya. Kimani Njogu (ed), Culture, Performance and Identity: Paths of Communication in Kenya Twaweza Communications, Nairobi, ISBN 9966724419.
  • Wa-Mungai, M. (2007) ‘Kaa masaa, dangle with spiders’: The Myriad Threads of Nairobi Matatu Discourse. James Ogude and Joyce Nyairo (ed), Urban Legends, Popular Culture and Popular Literature in Kenya, Africa World Press,Trenton, N.J and Asmara, ISBN 1592214991.
  • Wa-Mungai, M. (2007) “ ‘Ismarwa!’ It is ours”: Popular Music and Identity Politics in Kenyan Youth Culture. Kimani Njogu and Garnete Oluoch-Olunya (ed) Cultural Production and Social Change in Kenya (2007),Twaweza Communications, Nairobi, ISBN 9966974377.
  • Wa-Mungai, M. (2007) “Bodily Contrariness”: Some Preliminary Questions on Disability and Leadership in Kenya. Kimani Njogu (ed) Governance and Development: Toward Quality Leadership in Kenya, Twaweza Communications, Nairobi, ISBN 9966974350.
  • Wa-Mungai,M. (2006). Hidden Dollarz $ Centz: Working the Wheels of Nairobi Matatu Culture. Helen Charton-Bigot and Deyssi Rodriguez-Torres (ed) Nairobi Contemporain: Les paradoxes d’une ville fragmentee, Karthala: Paris and IFRA: Nairobi, ISBN 2-84586-787-5.
  • Wa-Mungai, M. (2005).Wahome Mutahi & Kenyan Popular Culture. Herve Maupeu and Patrick Mutahi (ed) Wahome Mutahi’s World, TransAfrica Press, Nairobi, ISBN 9966-940-96-0.
  • Wa-Mungai,M.(2004) Gikuyu Birth and Death Rituals. Phil Peek and Kwesi Yankah (ed) African Folklore: An Encyclopedia, Routledge, New York ISBN 0-415-93933-1.

Participation/Attendance of Conferences/Workshops

  • 2017: Draft Policy on Education and Training for Learners With Disabilities", Hotel Kunste, 20th to 22nd September.
  • 2015: Mobilities and Textualities Workshop, University of Cape Town, 19th-30th May, 2015.
  • 2014:Planning workshop for the Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa, 1886 to the present, University of Lagos, 5th-8th January 2014.
  • 2013:East African Literature and Culture @50 Conference, University of Nairobi, September 2013.-Implementation planning workshop for the Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa, 1886 to the present, University of Sussex, 29th September-16th October  2013.
  • 2012:Teaching Decolonization and Postcoloniality workshop,University of Cape Town, October 2012.-Africa-Centered Knowledge workshop organized by PERC, University of Cape Town, February 2012.
  • 2010:Keynote Speaker, Cadbury Workshop, University of Birmingham, 6th-8th May,2010.-Planning Workshop for the tripartite ‘Teaching Decolonization and Postcoloniality’ project between Kenyatta University,Free University of Berlin and University of Cape Town, held at the Free University of Berling,18th-20th October, 2012.
  • 2009:The Race in Culture”, a conference held during May 1st-2nd, Mershon Center,Ohio State University,USA.
  • 2009:“Issues in Accessing Higher Education” Fulbright Scholars Conference held on 19th-21st March, 2009 Washington D.C. USA.
  • 2009:The form of Value in Globalized Traditions held on 6th-7th March,
  • 2009:Mershon Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.
  • 2008:Interrogating South Asian Masculinities Conference held on 3rd-7th November, 2008, Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Italy.
  • 2008:African Studies Association 51st Annual Meeting “Knowledge of Africa: The Next Fifty Years” held on November 13-16, 2008 Chicago, Illinois USA.
  • 2008:“The wellbeing of black men and masculinities in the United States and Africa”,a scholars network workshop held on 16th -19th May,2008,Serena Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2008:“African youth development through art and technology: The role of African hip hop” conference, held on 13th-15th March, 2008,Harvard University, USA.
  • 2007:Disability, Culture and Human Rights Conference, held on 13th-16th June, 2007, Lenana Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.  
  • 2007:Culture and Identity conference held on February 24, 2007, Lenana Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2004:Media and Identity Conference held on 4th-6th August 2004,Holiday Inn, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2003:Colloquium on Popular Culture held during November 27th-December 1, 2003, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,South Africa.
  • 2001:Annual American Folklore Society conference held during   16th-20th October 2001.

Presentation of papers at academic and professional conferences

  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua: “Contours of Sociation among Nairobi Road Users.” Textualities and Mobility workshop, Department of English, University of Cape  Town, 20th  May 2015.
  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua “ ‘Isn’t this a text still?’Contigent Textualities”.Textualities and Mobility workshop, Department of English, University of Cape  Town, 23rd  May 2015.
  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua: “Through a Folklorist’s Camera: Nairobi’s Young Men in (Im)possible positions”, Center for Folklore Studies Annual Lecture held on 1st October, 2008, Mershon Center, Ohio State University, USA.
  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua: “Besieged masculinities: Nairobi’s matatu men”,paper presented at the Interrogating South Asian  Masculinities conference held on 3rd-7th November, 2008, Bellagio, Italy.
  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua: “Youth masculinities in Kenyan urban culture”paper presented at the Scholars Network on “the wellbeing of black men and masculinities in the United States and Africa” held on 16th -19th  May,2008,Serena Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua: “Youth-state dystopia: Hip hop culture as a model for social survival in Nairobi, Kenya”, paper presented at the African Hip-Hop conference held on 13th-15th March, 2008,Kennedy Center for Governance, Harvard University, USA.
  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua:    “Disability onomastics in Kenyan Cultures”, paper presented at the Disability, Culture and Human Rights conference held on 13th-16th June 2007, Lenana Court Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua: “Innovating AlterNative Identities: Nairobi Matatu Culture”, paper presented at the Media and Identity Conference held on 4th-6th August 2004, Holiday Inn, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua:  ““Kaa Masaa, Dangle With Spiders”: The Myriad Threads of Nairobi Matatu Discourse”. Colloquium on Popular Culture held during November 27th-December 1, 2003, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Wa-Mungai, Mbugua & David A. Samper:“‘No Mercy No Remorse’: Nairobi’s Matatu Mode of Travel and Passengers’ Personal Experience Narratives” paper presented during the Annual American Folklore Society Conference held during 16th -20th October 2001, Anchorage , Alaska, USA.

Exhibition

  • 2007: 17th May, 2007, “Matatu and the City”, a photo exhibition held under the Urban Art: Sanaa Noma theme, Godown Arts Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

 

 

 

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