School of Education,Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Vincent Mutua MuangeEducation background

  • UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI 1986-1989 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (FIRST CLASS HONS.)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE 1990-1991 MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY 1994-1999 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EPIDEMIOLOGY AND POPULATION HEALTH

Courses attended and venue certificate obtained

  • ADVANCED READING SKILLS  AT THE IMPROVED READING CENTRE (ACT), CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA 19TH FEB-21ST FEB 1993 CERTIFICATE IN READING SKILLS
  • WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH: A SOCIO-MEDICAL APPROACH AT THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, CANBERRA 14TH JUNE-9TH JULY 1993 CERTIFICATE
  • PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP – AT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AND TRAINING (ICASSRT, UNIVERSITY OF YAUNDE I, CAMEROON 12TH-22ND MARCH 1995 CERTIFICATE

Secondary School Education

  • EASTLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL 1979-1982 KENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
  • UPPER HILL SCHOOL 1983-1984 KENYA ADVENCED CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION

Primary Education

  • ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL 1972-1978 CERTIFICATE OF PRIMARY EDUCATION

Employment Profile

  • TEACHER SERVICE COMMISSION TEACHER MARCH 1985-MAY 1986 TO PERSUE HIGHER EDUCATION
  • MOI UNIVERSITY TUTORIAL FELLOW MARCH 1992-2000
  • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT JAN 2000 – PRESENT
  • MARCH 2000- JUNE 2006 END OF TERM AS HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Other Appointments

  • 1991 to Present - fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
  • March 2000-June 2006 Head of Department of Anthropology, Moi University

Publications in peer reviewed journals

  1. Khaemba J, Maithya HMK and MuangeV.M (2009) ‘Home-Based Care Service Provision for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya: A socio-cultural Dimension’ in Maarifa: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 3 No.2:129-134
  2. Koech, J, Maithya HMK and Muange V.M (2013) ‘The Influence of Socio-cultural Factors on Communication and Women Participation in HAV/AIDS Campaign in Kenya’ in International Journal of Humanities and Social sciences Vol. 3 No 1:60-66.
  3. Egesa O.B, Wanyama M and Muange VM (2014) ‘The Relevance of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Modern Times: Evidence from Babukusu Male Circumcision’ in Sociology and Anthropology 2(1)273-283

Unpublished papers

  1. Muange V.M. (2003) ‘Beliefs, Practices and misconceptions of HIV/AIDS’ paper presented at a workshop organized by Ministry of Energy and The National AIDS Control council, held at Wagon Wheel Hotel, Eldoret 11th June 2003.
  2. Muange V.M (2003)‘Psychological Aspects of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace’ paper presented at a workshop organized by the Ministry of Energy and The National AIDS Control Council held at Wagon Wheel Hotel, Eldoret 11th June 2003.
  3. Muange V.M. (2001) ‘Culture, Theatre and HIV/AIDS’ paper presented at the 3rd Summer School on ‘Cultural Productions and Conflict Resolution: Confronting HIV/AIDS Through Cultural Production’ held at Margret Thatcher Library, Moi University 4th-10th November 2001.
  4. Muange V.M. (2001) The socio-cultural barriers to condom use in Kenya: A case Study of Kisumu District, Kenya. Paper presented at the School of Socio-Cultural Studies seminar series, Moi University.
  5. Muange V.M (1992) ‘The Social Context of HIV/AIDS in Kenya’ a paper presented at a conference on ‘Family and Fertility Change in Western Kenya’ held at the Golf Hotel Kakamega 4th-8th July 1992.

Scholarships and other awards

  1. DAAD Scholarship for Post-graduate Studies at the University of Nairobi tenable (1989-1990).
  2. Cambridge Common Wealth Trust Scholarship for M Phil studies at Fiztwilliam College, University of Cambridge.
  3. John Crawford scholarship for Doctor of Philosophy Studies at the National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University

Membrship to professional organizations

  • Member of the Pan African Association of Anthropologists (PAA)
  • Member of the East African Association of Anthropologists (EAAA)

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