Justus Ogembo

Phone: (603) 862-1402
Office: Education, Morrill Hall Rm 105D, Durham, NH 03824
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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

Research Interests

  • Sociocultural anthropology: socio-cultural change and social organization interface, temporal perspective, East Africa

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 450: Intro Race, Culture, and Power
  • ANTH 616: Religion, Culture, and Society
  • ANTH 740: Teaching Race
  • EDUC 525: Teaching Race
  • EDUC 625: Anthropology of Education