Dr. Eric Mutisya Kioko
Ph.D. (Oct. 2013- Sept. 2016): University of Cologne, Germany
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Thesis title: Turning conflict into coexistence: cross-cutting ties and institutions in the agro-pastoral borderlands of Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya.
Grade: “Magna cum laude” (1,0) (with great honours)
PhD published version:
M.A (2010-2012): University of Cologne, Germany
Culture and Environment in Africa
Thesis title: Poverty and Livelihood Strategies at L. Naivasha, Kenya
Grade: “Sehr gut” (1,3) (very good)
B.A (2004-2008): University of Nairobi, Kenya
Grade: First class honors
Areas of Specialization:
Social Anthropology, Ethnicity, Conflicts & Peacebuilding, Culture & Environment, Poverty Reduction & Community Development
Participation in international academic projects
- 2018 – 2030: Co-Investigator (COI): DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 228),Project: Future Rural Africa: Future-making and social-ecological transformations,https://www.crc228.de/sub-projects/a04-future-conservation
- 2013 – 2016: PhD Researcher: European Union, Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks Project: Resilience in East African Landscapes http://www.real-project.eu/category/eric/
- 2010 – 2012: Junior Researcher: DFG funded project, “Resilience, Collapse, and Reorganization in Social- Ecological Systems of the African Savannas; Germany; http://www.fg1501db.uni-koeln.de/index.php?navi=6&browse=1&group=C3
- Kioko, E. M. (ongoing). Smuggling the commons: sandalwood smuggling, organised crime, and value chain in East Africa. Book Chapter for James Currey - Boydell and Brewer Publishers
- Kioko, E. M. and Gravesen M. (2019). Cooperation in the midst of conflict: cattle raids and land deals in Laikipia and Narok, Kenya, Africa. The Journal of the International African Institute, Vol 89, Issue 3, pp. 562-585. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0001972019000524
- Kioko, E. M. & Okumu W. (2018). Appeasing the land: local peace committees and co-management of conflicts in rural Kenya. AFSOl Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 1. pp 80-112 http://ipss-addis.org/y-file-store/vol.2(i)_afsol_journal_(1).pdf
- Kioko, E. M. (2017), Conflict Resolution and Crime Surveillance in Kenya: Local Peace Committees and Nyumba Kumi, in: Africa Spectrum, Vol 52, Issue 1, pp. 3–32 http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/afsp/
- Kioko, E. M. (2017). Culture and conservation: environmental stewardship in rapidly changing African environments, Mazingira Yetu Magazine, 13th Issue, https://www.docdroid.net/ZRVpSJx/mazingira-yetu-magazine-13th-edition.pdf.html
- Kioko, E. M. (2016). Turning conflict into coexistence: cross-cutting ties and institutions in the agro-pastoral borderlands of Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya. PhD Thesis, Universität zu Köln. http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7064
- Kioko, E. M. (2016). Forgotten peace in resource use. In: People and Land, a publication by the Resilience in East Africa Landscapes Research Group. ISBN: 978-0-9573771-5-8. www.real-project.eu
- Kioko, E. M. & Bollig, M. (2015). Cross-cutting Ties and Coexistence: Intermarriage, Land Rentals, and Changing Land Use Patterns among Maasai and Kikuyu of Maiella and Enoosupukia, Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya. Rural Landscapes: Society, Environment, History, Vol 2 (1), Issue 1, pp. 1-16, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16993/rl.ad
- Kioko, E. M. (2015). Regional Varieties and “Ethnic” Registers of Sheng, In Nico Nassenstein and Andrea Hollington (eds.) Youth Languages Practices in Africa and Beyond. Mouton de Gruyter. Berlin, pp. 119-148.
- Kioko, E. M. (2013). Poverty and Livelihood Strategies at Lake Naivasha, Kenya: A Case Study of Kasarani Village. Köln, Hundt Druck GmbH, [ISSN 2194-1556]. http://www.fg1501db.uni-koeln.de/index.php?navi=8&id=23
Participation in internationally funded projects
- 2018 – 2030 DFG Co-Investigator (CoI) in a Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 228), “Future Rural Africa: Future-making and social-ecological transformation”;https://www.crc228.de/sub-projects/a04-future-conservation
- 2013 – 2016 European Union Research Fellow, Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks;Project, “Resilience in East African Landscapes”.http://www.real-project.eu/category/eric/2014 World Bank consultant; Kenya Coast Development Program and Kenya Wildlife Service; Project: “Social and Economic Assessment and Valuation of Shimba Hills Ecosystem”.
- 2010-2012 DFG funded project, “Resilience, Collapse, and Reorganization in Social-Ecological Systems of the African Savannas. Junior Researcher, Germany;http://www.fg1501db.uni-koeln.de/index.php?navi=6&browse=1&group=C3
Selected International Confrence Presentations
- 15-24 June 2019: University of Bonn/University of Cologne, Germany. Invitation to give a Public Lecture. Paper: “Inside the smugglers den: an ethnography of sandalwood smuggling, organised crime, and value chain in East Africa”.
- 9-12 Jan 2019: University of Cologne, Germany. Workshop, “Towards an Independent Anthropology in Africa”. Paper to be presented, “Anthropological theory and practice: toward an inclusive field of study in Kenya”.
- 11-14 Sept 2018: The ASAUK 2018 conference, 11-13 September 2018, University of Birmingham, UK. Paper, ‘Conservation frontiers: territorialisation,Social-ecological change and uncertain futures of community conservancies in northern Kenya.’
- 2017 (June 7-9). Global South on the Move: Transforming Capitalism, Knowledge and Ecologies, in Cologne, Germany. Paper presentation, ‘Conservation in a violent environment: social-ecological change, community-based conservancies, and emergent value chains.
- 2017 (April 1-5): Intrastate conflict. Conference of the DAAD African Good Governance Network (AGGN) in Bonn, Germany. Paper presentation, ‘Violent Valley: Land Settlement, Politics, and peacebuilding in Kenya’
- 2017 (Jan 10-15): Global South Studies Centre, University of Cologne. Workshops on “Future Conservation: Towards an African Eden?” organised under the project, “Future Rural Africa: Future-making and social-ecological transformation”, in Cologne, Germany.
- 2015 (Sept): Conference ‘Diversity of Violence in East Africa. PRIO/BIEA, 3rd -5th Sept. (Presented a paper)
- 2015 (Aug): Post graduate conference on land and conflicts, University of Dar es Salaam,Tanzania (Presented a paper)
- 2013 (Sept): The UNESCO International Conference on Global Ethics for Peace and Security : Africa-Asia-Pacific”, 3-4 Sept, Nairobi (Presented a paper).
- 2013 (Feb): Mobility, Networks, and Institutions in the Management of Natural Resources in Contemporary Africa. VW Project Seminar – Katima Mulilo, Namibia; 1st -6th Feb 2013 (Presented a paper).
- 2012 (Aug): Pan-African Anthropological Association Conference at University of Nairobi “Africa, Anthropology and the MDG´s; 13-14 August 2012 (Presented a paper).
- 2012 (June): Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD): Embattled Spaces – Contested Orders (30/05 – 02/06/2012) .
- 2011 (Oct): Tropentag, Development on the margin. International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management, and Rural Development. Bonn, Germany.
Training Courses and Technical Workshops
- January 2017: Shifting Bio-cultural Frontiers: Reterritorialization and Global entanglements in Conservation Areas of South and Eastern Africa. Workshop organized by the Global South Studies Centre, University of Cologne, Germany (12-14 Jan).
- July 2016: Food Security in Local, Regional and Global Perspectives; University of Warwick, UK. Supported by Marie Curie ITN.
- Mar 2016: Long Term in Conservation; Africa Conservation Centre, Nairobi. Supported by Marie Curie ITN.
- May 2015: Workshop, ‘Resilient Pasts and Sustainable Futures; University of Ghent, Belgium. Supported by Marie Curie ITN.
- Nov 2014: Cross-disciplinary perspectives on landscape resilience in East Africa; University of York, UK. Supported by Marie Curie ITN.
- Nov 2014: Research communication, organisation and inter-sectoral skills and grants writing; University of York, UK. Supported by Marie Curie ITN.
- Apr 2014: Scientific Video Production and Reporting; BIEA/Nairobi Arboretum/Multimedia University, Kenya. Supported by Marie Curie ITN.
- Mar 2014: Workshop on Remote Sensing, Archival Sources and Historical Methods; British Institute in East Africa (BIEA) and National Museums of Kenya.
- Mar 2014: Workshop on Social Science and Humanities Field Research; BIEA & NMK. Supported by Marie Curie ITN.
- Feb 2014: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) methods and challenges; Stockholm University, Sweden. Supported by Marie Curie ITN
Consultancies since 2014
- 2019: Kituo Cha Sheria/Action Aid/Malindi Rights’ Forum Project: Scientific Investigation into the Social and Environmental Abuses along the Salt Manufacturing Belt, Magarini, Kilifi County
- 2014: World Bank/Kenya Coast Development Program (KCDP)/Kenya Wildlife Service Project: Social and Economic Assessment and Valuation of Shimba Hills Ecosystem