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


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,  "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 notions of Time, Subjective Age, Citizenship & Belonging on the margins of the state.

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