Duncan Omanga

Duncan Omanga is a program officer for the African Peacebuilding Network and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programs. Before joining the Council in 2019, Omanga was the Head of the Department of Publishing and Media Studies, Moi University (Kenya) and a senior lecturer of Media Studies there. Omanga was a British Academy visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge until February 2019 and is also a 2014 APN (Africa Peacebuilding Network-SSRC) alumnus. He has previously held one of the two 2015/6 African Visiting Fellowships (Centre for African Studies) at the University of Cambridge. Omanga was the nominee for the 2017 Mary Kingsley Zochonis Lecture (ASAUK), SOAS, a lecture that was based on his research on "Social Media, Political Devolution and Public Participation in Kenya." Omanga’s research is at the intersection of digitality, security, and democracy in East Africa and his latest research grant was a Facebook-funded research project on "Human Rights, Policing and Digital Landscapes" in Nairobi. Omanga is an alumnus of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

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