Fellows & Grantees

Muema Wambua

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship 2019
Project Title
International Interventions in Conflict Transformation Processes in Kenya, 2008-2017
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Peace and International Relations, United States International University-Africa


Muema Wambua is a PhD candidate in international relations at the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa). He holds a Master of Arts degree in international relations (Summa Cum Laude) from USIU-Africa and a Bachelor of Arts in history (First Class Honors) from Kenyatta University, Kenya. He is the author of “The Ethnification of Electoral Conflicts in Kenya: Options for Positive Peace” (2017) published by African Journal on Conflict Resolution and “Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding: The ICC and TJRC Processes in Kenya” (2019) published by African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review. He has also contributed a chapter titled “Hurting Stalemate in International Interventions: An Analysis of the African Agency in the IGAD-Led Engagements in the South Sudan Crisis, 2013-2018,” in Munyi, E., Mwambari, D. & Ylönen, A. (eds.). Beyond History: African Agency in Development, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (2020) published by Rowman & Littlefield. He was an SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa fellow (2018-2019 and 2019-2020), with research interests in the areas of international relations, international interventions, peace, and conflict. In June 2018, he was appointed as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Peace and International Studies at Daystar University, Nairobi. In addition, he is a director in charge of investment and industrialization in the Department of Trade, Industrialization and Innovation in the Government of Machakos County, Kenya.