Resident Lecturer in Human Dimensions of Conservation
Ph.D. in Anthropology
University of Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
Masters of Science, International Development Studies
Wageningen University, Netherlands;
Bachelors of Science, Environmental Studies and Community Development
Kenyatta University, Kenya
I am an Anthropologist with strong academic interest in Anthropology of Conservation and Environmental Justice Activism. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg in Germany with fieldwork in Namibia, having completed my MSc. at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. I teach human dimensions of conservation. My current research focuses on ways of recasting meaningful involvement of local communities in conservation of natural resources. In a particular I explore current dynamics in community conservation in Kenya and Namibia; ways of improving human-wildlife coexistence within wider domains of multispecies interaction; and various of forms of rewilding that unfold in Kenya and Namibia. Away from academics, I a enjoy playing volleyball and interacting with people from different cultures.