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Dr. Benson Waiganjo Kanyingi

Name:  Benson Waiganjo Kanyingi
Title/Qualification:  Dr
Position:  Lecturer
Department:  Humanities
School:   SESS
Area of Specialization:  History
Contact Address: 104-20115 Egerton-Njoro
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Short Biography
Benson Waiganjo Kanyingi is a passionate scholar and educator who is deeply committed to advancing knowledge and fostering positive change within African societies. His academic journey is a testament to his unwavering dedication, as he has tirelessly pursued understanding the complexities of History, politics, and society on the continent. Benson's obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from Egerton University, where his passion for African History and social dynamics was ignited. Building upon this foundation, Benson pursued a Master's degree in History from the same institution, delving deeper into the historical narratives that shape contemporary Africa. Driven by a thirst for knowledge and a desire to contribute meaningfully to academia, Benson embarked on a doctoral journey at Karatina University, culminating in a PhD in History. His doctoral research delved into the intricacies of the Mau Mau era in Kenya, shedding light on the complex politics, social dynamics, and legacies of colonialism that continue to reverberate in contemporary African society.
Throughout his academic journey, Benson has not only distinguished himself but also inspired others as a prolific researcher and engaging educator. His expertise in African History, governance, and social movements has been widely recognized, earning him invitations to present his research at prestigious conferences and workshops both locally and internationally. Beyond his academic pursuits, Benson's deep commitment to community engagement and scholarly collaboration has made a significant impact. He has served in leadership roles within academic associations, including the Peace and Development Researchers Association (PADRA), where his contributions have been instrumental in promoting research and dialogue on pressing social issues. Benson's scholarly contributions extend beyond the confines of academia, as evidenced by his numerous publications in reputable academic journals and edited volumes. His research covers a wide array of topics, including gender dynamics, corruption, health, and education in African contexts, reflecting his interdisciplinary approach and commitment to addressing pressing societal challenges. As a member of esteemed academic organizations such as CODESRIA, BIEA, IFRA, and ASAA, Benson remains at the forefront of cutting-edge research and intellectual discourse in African studies. His passion for scholarship, coupled with his unwavering dedication to making a difference, positions him as a leading voice in the ongoing dialogue surrounding Africa's past, present, and future.

Research Interests
African History and Politics,    Gender Studies, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Corruption and Governance, Health and Society in Africa, Conflict Studies, Historiography and Memory Studies

Dr. Benson Waiganjo Kanyingi Publications