John Mwangi Githigaro

John Mwangi Githigaro is a lecturer in peace and conflict studies at St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya. He holds a PhD in international relations from the United States International University-Africa (USIU-A), Nairobi, Kenya. He received the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship awards successively between 2016 and2019 and the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Fellowship award in 2021. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of peace, security, and development in the Horn of Africa. He has published on policing, refugeeism, counterterrorism, and identity politics in the Horn of Africa. He is enthusiastic about finding synergies and connections between academia, policy, and the practical world of work. His recent publication is a co-authored article titled: “An evaluation of factors pushing youth from Majengo, Mombasa Kenya into al-Shabaab: a methodological and theoretical analysis,” Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2022, DOI: 10.1080/17539153.2022.2048989.