Research Staff

Matthew Gichohi

Post Doctoral Researcher

Political scientist focusing on democratization and identity politics with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Gichohi's research studies how processes of democratization are affected by social identities and the norms that surround them. For example, his work considers how ethnic and gender identities are created, practiced and reinforced to affect political participation and representation. Gichohi studies these issues using a variety of methods from survey experiements to participant observation. He is also involved in the 'Assisting Regional Universities in Sudan'  programme (ARUS), funded by Norwegian MFA.

Gichohi  is also a co-convener of the U4 Gender and Corruption course with Monica Kirya.