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David Mwambari

Graduated: 2010, Masters in Pan African Studies

Thesis title: Inventing ethnicity: The malleability of identity in rwanda

Alumni information

Fall 2011 - PhD History, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia;
Fall 2010 - Spring 2011: Visiting Assistant Professor Shawnee State University, Portsmouth OH;
2nd Masters: Pan African Studies, Syracuse University – Awarded with Distinction;
1st Masters: M.A International Relations;
Recipient: Cerificate of University Teaching, Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University;
Notable nominations and Awards: Nominated for 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement & Scholarship, Syracuse University, New York April, 2010; Ethnicity, Multilingual Research Award, U.S National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, 2009; Distinguished Community Service Award, USIU- Nairobi 2009; Rwanda Young Acheiver's Award Kigali, Imbuto Foundation 2009.
Co-Founder: www.sanejo.org

Graduate Student Information

David Mwambari is from Rwanda. He is currently a doctoral candidate in History at the School of Historical and European Studies at La Trobe University-Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Visiting Research Associate at the African Leadership Centre, King's College London since 2012. His research interests include; Youth, Memory in post-conflict countries and Security, indigenous Peacebuilding initiatives, as well as African Youth, Reconciliation and Development. Mwambari has a diploma in Business Administration (Runder College-Nairobi), B.A and MA in International Relations (both from United States International University-Nairobi) and M.A Pan African Studies from Syracuse University, New York-USA). Other professional training include: Certificate in Mediation from IIMCR/University of Cape Town, S.A/ Arcade University-USA, Preparing Future Faculty program-Syracuse University-USA, Reconciliation and Christianity-Great Lakes Initiative Leadership/Duke Divinity School, USA. He has taught at Shawnee State University- OH as a visiting assistant professor, a Teaching Assistant at Syracuse University-NY as well as United States International University-Nairobi and Tutor at La Trobe University-Melbourne. He has given lectures and presented and published scholarly work at academic institutions internationally. Mwambari has worked on peacebuilding initiatives in communities in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, North-Uganda and Rwanda. He has also worked with Somali, Burundian, Liberian, Sudanese refugee youth in New York and Melbourne. Mwambari is also the visionary behind www.sanejo.org a youth-led organization whose mission is to promote education in post-conflict countries

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