“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.I awoke and saw that life was a service.I acted and behold, service was a joy.”
Vincent R. Ogoti
I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I am completing a dissertation on “Black Drama and Bodily Revolutions in Africa and the Caribbean.” I am also a peacebuilding practitioner with extensive experience in running conflict transformation projects in East Africa, the Middle East, and the US.
I earned a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi. I have also studied English and Political Science (coursework) at Yale University, where I was a Fulbright scholar at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
I am the co-founder of Pearls House, a publishing platform that provides emerging scholars and artists in Africa resources to collaborate, produce, and share ideas that will potentially impact our continent and propel it to a desired sustainable future.
I am the curator of Peace Narratives Lab, an initiative that develops strategic peace narratives in contexts with “