• Contributor, V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) – Democracy, Elections and Political Parties in Zanzibar(2000-2020).
  • Researcher, Providing for Peacekeeping Project – International Peace Institute (IPI) (2015-Ongoing).
  • Research in Popular Music and Culture (2019-Ongoing).
  • Research in Politics and Elections in Tanzania (Ongoing).


Epilepsy and Relationships

By Lisa Kiarie Epilepsy is one of the highly misunderstood conditions in society. Individuals with epilepsy often go through difficult times. The one question is always consistent; what is epilepsy? Although many times people have thought it to be a cultural misfortune of some sort where the affected party is possessed by evil spirits, epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. There are two main types of seizures. Generalized seizures affect the whole brain. Focal, or partial...


Renewal; Healing

He stares into the sky A gaze of optimism Maybe renewal Possibly revival What more he ponders? Life, he wonders Looking forward he promises A smile he conjures Path to redemption A road to possible perfection What does the path manifest? Even he doesn’t know But he holds on with faith That it is the path to a rebuild Shattered no more Bruised no more Just healing   ...