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Atieno Elisha Stephen Odhiambo
Professor
Professor of History
 
e-mail:odhiamb@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (1970) Makerere University
  • Ph.D. (1973) Nairobi University
 
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Humanities Research Center
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    Research Areas
     African History
     
    HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA
     THE POSTCOLONIAL EXPANSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION HAS BROUGHT WITH IT NEW CHALLENGES. MY RESEARCH FOCUSES ON HOW THESE NEW CONCERNS ARE BEING MET IN AFRICA.
     
    Teaching Areas
     FALL 2003; H231: AFRICA TO 1884; H409: EAST AFRICA; SPRING H232 MAKING OF MODERN AFRICA, H410 MODERN KENYA
     
    Selected Publications
     Articles
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO ""ETHNIC CLEANSING AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN KENYA"." JL. OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN STUDIES, 22 NO. 1 (2004) : 29-42.

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO "'HEGEMONIC ENTERPRISES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES OF POWER: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY IN KENYA"."  (2004) : 167-182.

     
     

    IN LAWFORD IMUNDE[ED] ""THE AFRICAN CRISIS AND THE POLITICS OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION"." DIE ROLLE DER ZIVILGESELLSHCAFT UND DER RELIGION BEI DER DEMOCRATISIERUNG AFRIKAS (2004) : 191-208.

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO "" FROM AFRICAN HISTORIOGRAPHIES TO AN AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY"." AFRIKA ZAMANI, 7&8 (2003) : 41-89.

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO "" MATUNDA YA UHURU": SEVEN THESES ON NATIONALISM IN KENYA." MAU MAU & NATINHOOD (2003) : 37-45.

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO ""HEGEMONIC ENTERPRISES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES OF SURVIVAL: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY IN KENYA"." AFRICAN STUDIES, 61 (2003) : 223-249.

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO ""KULA WAYA: GENDERED DISCOURSES AND THE CONTOURS OF LEISURE IN NAIROBI, 1946-1963"." AZANIA, XXXVII-XXIII (2003) : 254-264.

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO ""THE CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA"." AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW, 45 (2003) : 1-16.

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO "THE DEEP PAST IN WESTERN KENYA." HISTORICAL STUDIES AN SOCIAL CHANGES IN WESTERN KENYA (2003) : 29-41.

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "Hegemonic Enterprises and Instrumentalities of Survival: Ethnicity and Democracy in Kenya." African Studies Review, 61 (2002) : 223-249.

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "Kula Raha. Gendered Discourses and the Contours of Leisure in Nairobi, 1952-1963." Azania, XXXVII-XXII (2002) : 254-264.

     
     Books
     

    D.W.COHEN &E.S ATIENO ODHIAMBO "THE RISKS OF KNOWLEDGE:INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE DEATH OF THE HON.MINISTER JOHN ROBERT OUKO IN KENYA, 1990."  (2004) : 344.

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO & DAVID WILLIAM COHEN "THE RISKS OF KNOWLEDGE IN AFRICA: THE MURDER OF MINISTER ROBERT OUKO."  (2004) : 515.In Press

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO& JOHN LONSDALE "MAU MAU AND NATIONHOOD: ARMS, AUTHORITY, MEMORY."  (2003) : 306.

     
     

    E.S.ATIENO ODHIAMBO& JOHN LONSDALE "MAUMAU & NATIONHOOD."  (2003) : 1-6.

     
     

    Odhiambo, A., David William Cohen "WER BEGRABT SM? Politik des Wissens und Soziologie der Macht in Afrika."  (2002)

     
     

    Editor "African Historians & African Voices: Essays Presented to Professor B. A. Ogot." 

     
     

    David william Cohen & E. S. Atieno Odhiambo "The risks of Knowledge in Africa: the murder of Robert Ouko." : 281.

     
     

    Dvid william Cohen & E. S. Atieno Odhiambo "German translation of BURYING SM: THE POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF POWER IN AFRICA." : 124.

     
     

    E. S. Atieno Odhiambo [ed] "African Historians and African voices." : 182 pages..

     
     

    E. S. Atieno Odhiambo "Jaramogi Oginga Odinga." : 134.

     
     Editor of books
     

    Odhiambo, A., Toyin Falola "The Challenges of History and the Burden of Leadership in Africa: The Essays of B. A. Ogot, 1961-1990."  (2002)

     
     Book chapters
     

    Odhiambo, A. "Bethwell A. Ogot and the Crucible of East African Scholarship, 1964-1980." The Challenges of History and Leadership in Africa (2002) : vii-xxii.

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "From African Historiographies to an African Philosophy of History." Africanizing Knowledge: African Studies Across the Disciplines (2002) : 13-63.

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "Kula Raha. Gendered Discourses and the Contours of Leisure in Nairobi, 1952-1963." The Urban Experience in East Africa, c. 1750-2000 (2002) : 254-264.

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "Pulizia Etnica e societa civile in Kenya 1990-1992." I Signori della Guerra: stati e micropolitica del conflitti (2002) : 149-165.

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "The Mind is for Education, the Heart is for Thinking." Reflections on Education Systems in Africa (2002) : 121-130.

     
     Book reviews
     

    Odhiambo, A. "Assensoh, A. B. African Political Leaders: Jom Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah and Julius K. Nyerere."  (2002) In Press

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "Falola, Toyin. Nationalism and African Intellectuals."  (2002)

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "Rimmer, Douglas and Anthony Kirk-Greene, eds. The British Intellectual Engagement with Africa in the Twentieth Century."  (2002) In Press

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "White, Luise. Speaking with Vampires."  (2002) In Press

     
     

    Odhiambo, A. "van Hensbroek, Pieter Boele. Political Discourses in African Thought."  (Feb 2002)

     
     Other
     

    "'Woza Lugard'? Rhetorics & Antiquarian Knowledge." Canadian Journal of African Studies, 34,, 2 (2001) : 387-396.

     
     

    "The Landscapes of Memory of Twentieth Century Africa,." Working Papers on African Societies, No. 52 (2001) : 24.

     
     

    Atieno Odhiambo "Re-Introducing the "People Without History": African Historiograohies."  (2000) : 149-174.

     
     

    Atieno S. Odhiambo "THE WORLDS OF OJIJI: LUO WOMEN 1890 TO 1990."  (2000) : 8 -17.

     
     

    Atieno S. Odhiambo "THE WORLDS OF OJIJI: LUO WOMEN 1890 TO 1990."  (2000) : 8 -17.

     
     

    Atieno S. Odhiambo "THE WORLDS OF OJIJI: LUO WOMEN 1890 TO 1990."  (2000) : 8 -17.

     
     

    "ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY IN KENYA." INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN DIVERSITY PROGRAM, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN

     
     

    Atieno Odhiambo "'Ambiguous Adventures,' review of David Birmingham, Decolonization in Africa." Journal of African History, issue 39 vol 2 (1998) : 341-344.

     
     

    Atieno Odhiambo "'The Kikuyu and Jomo Kenyatta,' review of Greet kershaw, Mau Mau From Below." African Studies Quarterly, issue 3 vol 1: 24-27.

     
     

    Atieno Odhiambo "'The Murder of Robert John Ouko, Foreign Minister of Kenya,' 12-16 Febuary 1990." Exceptional Spaces (1998) : 77-97.

     
     

    Atieno Odhiambo "'Third Person Omniscient Stories,' review of Taban Lo Liyong [ed.], Women in Folktales and Short Stories of Africa." The Weekly Review (Jan 1998)

     
     

    Atieno Odhiambo "A Critique of the Postcolony of Kenya." Mau Mau Daughter (1998) : xi-xiii.

     
     

    Atieno Odhiambo "African Humanities: Research and Knowledge." Encyclopaedia of Sub-Saharan Africa, 2 (1998) : 548-557.

     
     

    Atieno Odhiambo "African Perspectives on Cultural Diversity and Multiculturalism." Journal of Asian and African Studies, xxxii (1998) : 185-201.

     
     

    Atieno Odhiambo "Silences of the Living, Orations of the Dead: The Struggle in Kenya for S.M. Otieno's Body." Between History and Histories: The Making of Silences and Commemorations (1998) : 180-198.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Papers
     

    PRESENTER.  "" ETHNIC VIOLENCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN KENYA"." CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, OH. (APRIL 16-17)

     
     

    PAPER PRESENTER.  "" THE AFRICAN 'BRAIN GAIN': WHOSE SHIBBOLETH?'." JOMO KENYATTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NAIROBI , KENYA. (DEC.19-22)

     
     

    PAPER PRESENTED IN ABSENTIA.  "' THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE"." HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA. (APRIL 5-7)

     
     

    PRESENTER..  "'FROM 'THE ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN' TO "MAKAMBO MIBALE": POPULAR MUSIC IN KENYA SINCE INDEPENDENCE." HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION OF KENYA, LAKE BARINGO CLUB, KENYA. (JUNE 10-13)

     
     

    PRESENTER.  "'THE USAGES OF THE PAST: AFRICAN HISTORIOGRAPHIES SINCE INDEPENDENCE"." HISTORY UNDER DEBATE, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN. (14-18 JULY)

     
     

    MAIN SPEAKER.  "" FROM THE 'ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN' TO ZAIRE MUSIC: POLULAR CULTURE IN KENYA1963-1967"." DEPT. OF LITERATURE, UNIV. OF THE WITWATERSRAND, SOUTH AFRICA, WITS. (NOV.28)

     
     

    "The Mind is for Education, the Heart is for Thinking." International Conf. on Reflections on Education in Africa, Rehburg-Loccum, Germany. (Feb. 13-16, 2002)

     
     

    "Transitions to Independence in East Africa, 1945-1963." The Impact of Colonial Bargaining on Intergroup Relations in Africa, SAIS, John Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. (April 12, 2002)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    GUEST SPEAKER.  "" DEMOCRACY AT LAST? KENYA ELECTIONS 2002." DEPT. OF POLITICAL STUDIES, QUEENS UNIV., ONTARIO. (MARCH 15)

     
     

    MAIN SPEAKER.  "'THE HUSBANDRY OF POWER: LESSONS IN GOVERNANCE"." HISTORY DEPT, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD. (JAN 28)

     
     

    "The African Renaissance in Historical Perspective." Conf. on Africa in the Context of North-South Relations, Institute of African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. (May 21-23, 2002)

     
     

    "Transitions to Independence in East Africa." Maseno Univ. Graduate Seminar, Maseno, Kenya. (July 11, 2002)

     
     Lectures
     

    PRESENTER.  "'HEGEMONIC ENTERPRISES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES OF POWER"." AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR,, HARVARD UNIVERSITY. (26 OCTOBER)

     
     

    "Modern African Historiographies." 38th Annual James Morton Callahan Lecture, Dept. of History, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV. (April 9, 2002)

     
     Other
     

    "African Historiographies." Conference on "Pathways to Africa's Past", Univ. of Texas at Austin. (30 Mar-1 Apr 2001)

     
     

    "Ethnic Violence & Civil Society in Kenya, 1990-1992." Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Third International Colloquium on "Actors of Violence, Actors of Reconciliation", Cortona, Italy. (14-15 Jun 2001)

     
     

    "From African Historiographies to an African Philosophy of History." Third International Congress of African Historians, Bamako, Malo. (10-14 Sep 2001)

     
     

    "Kula Raha: Gendered Discourses & the Contours of Leisure in Nairobi, 1946-1963." The Urban Experience in Eastern Africa, 18th Century-1980s, Nairobi, Kenya. (1-4 Jul 2001)

     
     

    "State & Nationhood: Mau Mau's Two Legacies." Historical Association of Kenya Annual Conference, Moi University, Kenya. (5-9 Mar 2001)

     
     

    "The African Crisis & Traditional African Religion." International Conference on Religion & the Search for a New Society in Africa Today, Loccum-Rehburg, Germany. (29-31 Oct 2001)

     
     

    "The State of the African Universities Today." United Nations University Conference on African Initiative, Accra, Ghana. (28-29 May 2001)

     
     

    "African Historiographies." 19th International Committee on History, Oslo. (9 August)

     
     

    "African Historiographies." Association of African Historians, Maseno , Kenya. (11 March)

     
     

    "Returning to the Field." African Studies Association, Nashville, TN. (17 Nov.)

     
     

    "Africa in World history." history 7 Afro - American Studies Colloquium, Rowan University , NJ. (10 Nov. 1999.)

     
     

    "African Archaeology & African history." Houston Area African Studies group, Texas Southern University. (8 October 1999)

     
     

    "African historiographies." Historisches Seminar, University of Basel, Switzerland. (14 June 1999.)

     
     

    "African historiographies and Popular Discourses.." Social Anthropology Seminar, University of Tape Town. (3rd August 1999.)

     
     

    "Global capital, local Power: The Murder of Robert Ouko, Kenya's Foreign Minister.." Beer barrell Seminar, History dept, Rice.. (Oct 8, 1999) With David William Cohen

     
     

    "Political murder and the Production of knowledge in kenya." History society seminar series, Witwatersrand University. (20 May 1999.)

     
     

    "ReIntroducing the Peoples Without History." Twentieth Century historiographies, Upssala University , Sweden. (12 August 1999.)

     
     

    "The Landscapes of Memory in Africa." The First Mohammed Bayume Memorial lecture, Humbolt University , berlin. (16 June 1999)

     
     

    "The Legitimate roots of ethnicity in Kenya." African Studies seminar, yale university. (10 march 1999)

     
     

    "Thinking through the African renaissance." Advanced seminar series , the Graduate school for the Humanities, Witwatersrand University, johannesburg, South Africa. (16 May 1999)

     
     

    "Writing Ethnographies." Social Anthropology research seminar, University of Cape Town. (5 August 1999.)

     
     

    "Chronicle of a Murder: Robert John Ouko, 6 - 12 February 1990." International Institute, Ann Arbor. (May 24, 1998)

     
     

    "Ethnicity and Democracy in Kenya." the Human Rights/ Human Diversity Program, University of Nebraska- Lincoln. (September 25, 1998)

     
     

    "Ethnicity, Nationalism and Democracy in Kenya." University of Texas-Austin. (Feb.26,1998)

     
     

    "Hegemonic Enterprises and Instrumentalities of Power." Afrcan Philosophy Workshop on Reconceptualizing Africa's Governance, University of Louisville. (April 3, 1998)

     
    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     BHEKITHEMBA RICHARD MNGOMEZULU, PHD THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST AFRICA. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     MESHACK OWINO, PHD KENYAN SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Member, National Program Committee, African Studies Association Annual Meeting (15-18 Nov 2001)

     M. K. O. Abiola Distinguished Lecturer, African Studies Association, USA (17 Nov 2001)

     Chair, Young Scholars Panel, African Studies Association Annual Meeting (15 Nov 2001)

     Co-chair, Local Organization Committee, African Studies Association Annual Meeting (15-18 Nov 2001)

     Keynote Speaker, Association of Third World Studies Annual Meeting, Association of Third World Studies, Kenya Chapter, Egerton University (17-19 Sep 2001)

     Chair, The Impact of the Colonial Experience Panel, African Studies Association Annual Meeting (15 Nov 2001)

     Co- chair , Local Organization Committee, African Studies Association 44th Annual Meeting (2000 -2001)

     Panels Commitee, African Studies Association (2000-2001)