Professional/ Work Experience: 1991-93: Teaching & Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Egerton University, Kenya. 1993-96: MA Student, Department of Geography, Egerton University. MA thesis title: "Overgrazing, Land Degradation and Desertification in Northern Kenya: A Case Study of Marsabit District." 1996-98: Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Egerton University. 1998-2003: Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. Doctoral Dissertation title: "The Dynamics of Cattle Trading in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia: The Role of Trust and Social Relations in Market Networks." 2004 to Present: Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University, Kenya. 2004-05: Consultant for the FAO-Food Security Analysis Unit (FAO/FSAU), Somalia. 2005-07, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany.
African Studies Association (ASA), USA, American Anthropological Association (AAA), Society for Cultural Anthropology
Geo Interest: Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia
GDN Subject Interests: Community Based Rural Development | Environmental Disasters & Degradation | Natural Resources Management | Policy Process | Post Conflict Reconstruction