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Vincent Ogoti is a Ph.D. candidate in African cultural studies and history. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and an honors bachelor’s degree in literature and linguistics from the University of Nairobi. Ogoti was a Fulbright scholar at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. His research areas are focused on technocultural studies, issues relating to global black cultural productions, and ideas of humanism and posthumanism. His dissertation project “Space Traitors: The Politics of Revolutionary Bodies in Africa and the Caribbean” employs the idea of unbreakable/indestructible bodies to study how theatre practitioners think about and make meaning of violent and traumatic historical events in East Africa and the Caribbean. The project also examines why independence and emancipation struggles, revolutions, and rebellions have become conjectures around which Africa and the African diaspora’s pasts and possible futures are debated and contested.
Ogoti has taught various courses, such as global hip hop and social justice, nonviolence and social change in Africa, introduction to African cultural expressions, introductory survey to Africa, and introduction to world history. His research work has appeared in the Journal of the African Literature Association.
Ogoti has written and produced three plays in Kenya, and he blogs regularly at Narrative Mediator.