Faculty Bio

Samson Opondo

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Samson O. Opondo, B.A. Moi University; M.A. Keele University; PhD. University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  Most broadly, Sam Opondo's research is guided by an interest in colonialism, race and the mediation of estrangement.  With an emphasis on violence, ethics and diplomacies of everyday life, he engages the problematics of humanitarianism, the politics of redemption and the popular culture in urban Africa.  He teaches courses on comparative politics, settler colonialism, postcolonial diplomatic cultures and African cities.