Carlos Mureithi: International Journalist Inspired by Climate Solutions

June 12, 2024

Portrait of Carlos MureithiCarlos Mureithi always loved writing. He wanted to become a professional writer so that he could tell important stories. In high school he regularly wrote letters to the editor of The Standard, one of Keyna’s largest newspapers, and he decided that he wanted to pursue journalism. After spending five years working at the Daily Nation in Kenya, Mureithi desired to...

Jane Mango Angar

PhD Candidate
Political Science

Jonathan Tin-Jun Wu

PhD Candidate
School of Music, Ethnomusicology

Purba Chatterjee

DrPh Candidate
School of Public Health

Leonardo Arriola

Director, Associate Dean, Professor of Political Science
Political Science
Center for African Studies
College of Letters and Sciences

Leonardo Arriola studies ethnic politics, party systems, and political economy in Africa. His current research focuses on the formation of multiethnic electoral coalitions among opposition parties in Africa. He has conducted field research in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Senegal. He has previously been a Fulbright scholar at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University, a visiting researcher at the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal, and a predoctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. He earned a...

Martha Saavedra

Associate Director
Center for African Studies

Martha Saavedra has been with the Center for African Studies since 1993. She received a PhD and MA in a Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in International Studies from Rhodes College. She has taught at St. Mary’s College of California, Ohio University, the...

David Kyeu

African American Studies

Understanding the Horn of Africa


From 2005 to 2013, the Center for African Studies undertook two projects, Understanding Sudan and Understanding the Horn of Africa, to provide university-level curriculum addressing issues affecting countries in the Horn of Africa: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. The United States Department of Education provided funding through the Title VI...