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drfestomkenda

Revd Dr Festo Mkenda SJ is a Jesuit from Tanzania. He obtained his DPhil from Campion Hall, University of Oxford, specializing in African political history. He is currently based at Hekima College, Nairobi. As full time director of the Historical Institute, he oversees the process of its planning and execution.
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 mssarahndungu Ms Sarah Ndungu holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Africa Nazarene University and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She is full time Administrative Assistant at JHIA and oversees the process of cataloguing the institute's growing collection.
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Mr Philip Opiyo is full time Office Assistant at JHIA and takes part in the process of cataloging books, documents, binding and restoring damaged books. He holds a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management and is a part-time student at Mount Kenya University in Nairobi, pursuing a Barchelor of Commerce.
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denis-munyua

Mr Denis Munyua is an Information Communication and Technology specialist. He oversees the day to day running of the JHIA's information systems and infrastructure and takes care of the institute's digital archives.
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JHIA Research Fellows

drfestomkenda

Revd Dr Anicet N'Teba SJ is a Jesuit from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He obtained his PhD from the Gregorian University in Rome, specializing in church history. He teaches at the Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, where he is also the Academic Dean. Revd Dr N’Teba is also a Senior Research Fellow at the JHIA.
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drkarinpaasche

Dr Karin Paasche, a German national who was born and grew up in southern Africa, holds a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar and as a Fellow of the American Association of University Women. She specialized in Applied Linguistics. Her MA in South African Literature is from the University of South Africa. She has published extensively and has taught at universities in South Africa, the USA, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Germany and now in Kenya. Her research focuses on issues of memory and identity as this manifests itself in the images which guide the lives and decisions of individuals and nations. Dr Paasche is a Senior Research Fellow at the JHIA.
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 aquinata

Ms Aquinata Nanyonjo Agonga, Kenyan, holds a Master’s degree in Peace Studies and International Relations from Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR). She currently lectures in related areas at the same time as she pursues her doctoral studies. Over the years she has developed interest in the history of the Jesuits in Southern Africa and has published papers on the subject. Ms Agonga is a Junior Research Fellow at the JHIA.
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