Professor Ogembo is a socio-cultural Anthropologist who specializes in sub-Saharan Africa. After receiving a BA (Education) from Kenyatta University, Professor Ogembo proceeded to Harvard University where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1997. His dissertation analyzes communal violence against witches in Gusii Southwetern Kenya, from 1992-1994. Professor Ogembo’s research, publications, and teaching focus on symbolic and interpretive Anthropology, violence and ethnic conflicts, race and ethnicity, ethnomusicology, social change, globalization, identity, education and religion.
Ph.D., Anthropology, Harvard University
M.A., Philosophy, University of Nairobi
B.A., Education, Kenyatta University
Sociocultural anthropology: socio-cultural change and social organization interface, temporal perspective, East Africa