Monday, July 6, 2015

Prestigious Achievement for Dr. Michael Odhiambo

Dr. Michael Odhiambo and his Supervisor Prof. Michael Bollig (front row,far left) and some members of his Reading Committee 
On the 1st of July 2015,  Michael Odhiambo, post-doctoral researcher working on the Receptor Approach at the School of Human Rights Research, successfully defended his PhD thesis at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne, Germany. We are very proud of  Michael on achieving his doctorate cum laude.

Michael’s thesis entitled, Il Chamus versus the State: Vulnerability, Litigation and Resilience Building in the Baringo Lowlands of Kenya. Within the context of resilience in social-ecological systems (SES), the thesis looked at the role of several legal actions by the Il Chamus community of the Baringo lowlands of Kenya in providing social resilience. The thesis shows that the targets, outcomes and social processes involved in the legal actions were crucial to the resilience of the Il Chamus as a politically bounded SES. The thesis will be made available online in due course.

Well done Michael!

Posted by Ingrid Roestenburg-Morgan

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