Fellows & Grantees

Njoki Wamai

African Peacebuilding Network: Individual Research Fellowships 2019
Project Title
Redefining Justice, Security and Citizenship after the International Criminal Court(ICC) Intervention in Kenya .
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
United States International University


Njoki Wamai is an Assistant Professor in the International Relations Department at the United States International University-Africa (USIU-A). She was a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) at the Politics and International Studies Department  at the University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD in politics and international studies as a Gates Cambridge Scholar in 2017 at the same department at the University of Cambridge. Her thesis focused on everyday politics of the International Criminal Court (ICC) intervention in Kenya. Previously, Njoki was a Peace, Security and Development Scholar at the African Leadership Centre (ALC) at King’s College London and she completed her Bachelors post graduate diploma in Gender Studies from the University of Nairobi in 2007. Her
opinions and commentaries have appeared in international news sites including: Huffington Post, Pambazuka News, This is
Africa, The Conversation, All Africa, The
Daily Nation and the Elephant.
She has appeared on Arise News, BBC News
and  BBC
TV discussing contemporary issues in African issues internationally.