Dr. Cleophas Karooma, PhD

Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Senior Lecturer/Deputy Dean,

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

Department of Governance and Planning

                             P.O. Box 1410 Mbarara, Uganda,Tel: +256-772544300 +256-701-544300 

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ACADEMIC QUALITIFICATIONS

2010-2015:  PhD, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Thesis Title: Rwandan Refugees in Southwestern Uganda: Their attitudes and responses to repatriation 1994-2012

2004-2006: Master of Arts in Development Studies, MUST Thesis Title: Integrating Traditional and Modern mechanisms of Conflict resolution in Sheema, Ankore.

2000-2003: Bachelor of Development Studies (Hons), MUST Dissertation Title: Traditional Methods of Conflict Resolution in Sheema, Ankore

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Fourteen Years of University teaching experience.

DESIGNATION

January 2016: Senior Lecturer, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)

September 2008: Lecturer, MUST 

2007-2009: Lecturer Kampala International University

November 2004: Assistant Lecturer, MUST

May 2003-2004: Research assistant at Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), Kanjokya Street, Kampala

2003-2006: Member of MACOMBA Higher Education Link for promoting the teaching of Conflict and peace studies in Uganda in Ugandan Universities.

MACOMBA - Makerere University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, University of Bradford and ACODE (a research think tank).

ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES

2018 - Presnet:    Deputy Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, MUST.

2015-2018:  Examination Coordinator, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, MUST.

PUBLICATIONS

Cleophas Karooma (2017), Rwandan Refugees in Southwestern Uganda: Their Attitudes and Responses to Repatriation 1994-2012. The Edwin Mellen Press. Lewiston, New York.

Cleophas Karooma (2017), Where Do We Belong: Rwanda or Uganda? The Conceptualization of ‘Home’ by the Rwandan Refugees in Uganda. Journal of Modern Education Review. Academic Star Publishing Company. http://www.academicstar.us/issueshow.asp?daid=2054 

Cleophas Karooma (2014), Reluctant to return? The primacy of social networks in the repatriation of Rwandan refugees in Uganda, August 2014, Working Paper Series No. 103, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford. Available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/55c9efa04.html.

Cleophas Karooma (2013), Preliminary Observations from the Field: Rwandese Refugees’ Perceptions of ‘Voluntary’ Repatriation from Uganda. Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration Vol. 3, No. 2 (48-56). University of Oxford. 

PAPERS PRESENTED

Karooma Cleophas (2013), Voluntariness of Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees in Uganda. Voices of the Recipients. Presented in The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, Young African scholars programme at Pembroke College, Cambridge University UK, July 13-17.

Repatriation: Perceptions of Rwandan Refugees in Uganda. Presented in Work in Progress Seminar and Summer School, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

Karooma Cleophas (2013), Repatriation Attitudes and Responses: the Rwandan Refugees’ experience In Nakivale, SW, Uganda. Presented in IHEID; Global South Workshop December 2013 –El Colegio de Mexico. Mexico City, Under THE GRADUATE INSTITUTE | GENEVA.

RESEARCH GRANTS

P.I. South Initiatives, VLIROUS grant on: “Sexual and Gender-based Violence against  Protracted Refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement”, Southwestern Uganda: addressing gaps in knowledge and responses. With Prof. Gily Coene, Dr. Neema Murembe,  Dr Eria Serwajja… From January 2018.

South Initiatives, VLIROUS grant on: “The Challenges of Ending the Rwandan Refugee Problem in Uganda”. With Tom Ogwang, Pamela Mbabazi, Ahimbisibwe Frank et al.

 References

Dr. Viola Nilah Nyakato

Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

Mbarara University of Science and Technology

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Phone: Mobile: +256758982535

 Prof. Elijah Dickens Mushemeza

 Professor of Political Science and Development Management

 Ankole Western University

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