Githuku, Nicholas


Assistant Professor
History and Philosophy

Phone: 718-2622579
Office Location: AC-2M04
NGithuku@york.cuny.edu
http://africanperspectives.co.ke/

Education

DegreeInstitutionFieldDates
PhD West Virginia University African History/East Africa & British National and Imperial History August 2009-June 2014 
non-degree Mid-Level Professional Development Studies, Rotary International Certificate in Development and Peace & Conflict Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok –Thailand Conflict and Peace Studies June-September 2008 
MA University of Nairobi Armed Conflict and Peace Studies (History) 2002-2005 
BA First Class Honors, University of Nairobi Political Science & Public Administration and History 1997-2001 
Dr. Githuku's first publication is a study of the social and cultural history of the mentalité of struggle in Kenya, which reached a high water mark during the Mau Mau war of the 1950s, but which continues to resonate in Kenya today in the ongoing demand for a decent standard of living and social justice for all. This work catalyzes intellectual debate in various disciplines regarding not just the evolution of the Kenyan state, but also, the state in Africa. It not only engages historians of colonial and postcolonial economic and political history, but also sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and those who study personality and social branches of psychology, postcolonialism and postmodernity, social movements, armed conflict specialists, and conflict resolution analysts.

Books in Field Of Expertise

Nicholas K. Githuku. Book, Mau Mau Crucible of War: Statehood, National Identity and Politics in Postcolonial Kenya. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, October 15, 2015. 584.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Mau Mau Crucible of War: Statehood, National Identity and Politics in Postcolonial Kenya " 22nd October 2014: Professional Presentation at the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University.

" White Man’s Land: Colonial Foundations and Legal Architecture of the Kenyan State and its Discontents " 21st-24th November 2013: The 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA), Baltimore, MD.

" White Man’s Land: Colonial Foundations and Legal Architecture of the Kenyan State and its Discontents " 8th September 2012: Presented at the African Studies Association (ASA-United Kingdom).

" Mau Mau Crucible of War: Statehood, National Identity and Politics in Postcolonial Kenya " 5th-6th September 2013: • The 5th Kenya Scholars & Studies Association Conference, Bowling Green State University.

" Mau Mau Crucible of War: Statehood, National Identity and Politics in Postcolonial Kenya " 6th August 2013: • Africa Research Forum, Department of History, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

" Mau Mau Crucible of War: Statehood, National Identity and Politics in Postcolonial Kenya " 29th November to 1st December 2012: • The 55th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA), Philadelphia, PA.

" Kenyan ‘Procreatocracy?’ Ethnic politics and Tyranny of Numbers " 12th October 2013: the “African History Conference –Beyond the boundaries: Toyin Falola and African Historiography,” University of North Carolina Wilmington.

" Mchezo wa Siasa: A Critical Overview of the Politics of Soccer and Soccer in Kenyan Politics " 7th & 8th September, 2012: Kenya Scholars and Studies Association Conference (KESSA).

" Forgiving is the Easy Part: Settling Historical Injustices in Post-Conflict Contexts –The Case of Kenya and South Africa " 4th-6th March 2010: at the Public Forgiveness in Post-Conflict contexts Conference, Radboud University Nijmegen Center for Ethics, Nijmegen –The Netherlands.

" The application of Media for Peace Education: University Leadership " 28th -30th October, 2009: The 2nd UNESCO Global Forum on the Power of Peace, held in Bangkok, Thailand.

" The DNA of (Good) Leadership: Can we Decipher It? " 24th-28th June 2007: at the Human Rights and Creative Leadership Conference, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

" Crime and Punishment in Kenya " November 2005: Presented at the 3rd Strathmore University Conference on Politics and the Common Good.

" Capitalizing on Cultural Sensitivities: A Cultural Approach to Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Harmonious Co-existence " 22nd –26th June 2003: Presented at the SYLFF Conference on Multicuturalism: Capitalizing on the Wealth of Diversity, at the American University in Cairo, Cairo-Egypt.

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Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

The Robert and Wynona Wilkins Scholarship, WVU: 2013/2014.

The British Institute in Eastern Africa Research Grant, December: December 2012-February 2013.

The Rebecca D. and Henry E. Thornburg Doctoral Award, WVU: 2012-2013.

Department of History, Dissertation Fellowship Award: 2012.

WVU Chancellor’s Scholars Fellowship: 2011.

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Student Research Fund, West Virginia University: Summer 2010.

Rotary International World Peace Fellow: 2008.

Joint Initiatives Project Fund, The Tokyo Foundation/The Nippon Foundation: 2006.

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF): 2002-2005.

Grants-In-Aid

WVU, Department of History, Dissertation Fellowship Award, Mau Mau Crucible of War: Statehood, National Identity and Politics of Postcolonial Kenya. Summer 2013: $3,500.00.

British Institute in Eastern Africa Research Grant (BIEA), Mau Mau Crucible of War: Statehood, National Identity and Politics of Postcolonial Kenya. December 2012-February 2013: $2,600.00.

WVU, Department of History, Dissertation Fellowship Award, Mau Mau Crucible of War: Statehood, National Identity and Politics of Postcolonial Kenya. Summer 2012: $6,000.00.

Joint Initiatives Project Fund, The Tokyo Foundation/The Nippon Foundation, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN PROTECTED AREAS AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A Comparative Sustainable Development Research [The Mau Forest Complex (Kenya) and The Serra Da Estrela Natural Park (Portugal)]”. 2005/6: $6,000.00.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Member of the African Studies Association: 2012-Present.

Member of the African Studies Association (UK): 2012-Present.

Member of the Kenya Scholars & Studies Association (KESSA): 2009-Present.

Member of the British Institute in Eastern Africa: 2012-Present.

Rotary International World Peace Fellow: 2008-Present.

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellow: 2002-Present.

Githuku, Nicholas
 

Githuku, Nicholas
Assistant Professor
History and Philosophy