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Areas Of Specialization

Cultural Anthropology ; Qualitative Research Methods; Social Structure; Development Anthropology; Medical Anthropology.

Research Interests

Research and Capacity Building

Prof. Njeru is currently the Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (From Feb. 1, 2011 to Date). As such, he is the overall administrative and Academic head of the College.

Prof. Njeru is currently a Professor of Sociology & Anthropology in the Department of Sociology, University of Nairobi. He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology (Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA); B.A. (Sociology) (UoN) and has many years of lecturing and research experience. He is also a Medical Anthropologist and Fellow in Social Medicine – Health and behaviour (Harvard Medical School, Boston
Professor Njeru is widely experienced in both consultancy and research in areas with strong components on: participatory needs assessment and poverty analysis and sustainable community based reduction strategies design and implementation; gender mainstreaming; governance and organizational approaches to project selection, prioritization & design, implementation, evaluation & monitoring, participatory stakeholder collaboration, governance mainstreaming in development, HIV/AIDS & its implications for livelihoods.

Prof. worked as a Senior Research Fellow and Social Sector Program Coordinator (Education and Health) at IPAR (Institute of Policy Analysis & Research and was then (2001-2005) involved in educational policy analysis and research.

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