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Research Interests

  • Demographic Anthropology: Temporality; Social Construction of time; Subjective Age & the Life Course
  • Ethnicity & the politics of decentralization in Kenya
  • Large Scale Infrastructural Projects, Statecraft and Political Subjectivities in Eastern Africa and the Horn

Research Area(s)

Northern Kenya | Nairobi, Kenya

Profile

Hassan Kochore is a PhD candidate at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi & MSc in African Studies from Oxford University. His research experience includes conducting ethnographic fieldwork, archival, literature and media-based research. He has published several  peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in edited volumes making contributions to a range of topics: Elections, Ethnicity & The State, The Politics of Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects and Statecraft on the Periphery with a regional focus on northern Kenya.

Current Research

Currently writing his doctoral thesis under the working title, “The Realities of Time": Demography, Temporal Subjectivities and Belonging in northern Kenya. Drawing on the disciplines of Anthropology, Demography and History, the thesis critically explores ‘local’ notions of Time, Age(ing) and Citizenship in the margins of the state.

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