Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Samuel Mwangi, M.A.

Samuel Mwangi has been a student at Tübingen University since winter semester 2016 pursuing a Ph. D in International Relations. Samuel studied Development Studies with IT (BA) at Maseno University and Project Planning and Management(MA), majoring in social change at the University of Nairobi. Prior to joining Tübingen University, Samuel worked in Africa for various NGOs in the field of governance, security and peacebuilding. The last organization he worked for before leaving Kenya (2016) was Saferworld in a project ‘Promoting Inclusive, Accountable and Legitimate Political Settlement in Africa’ carried out in Kenya and South Sudan.

Samuel is currently working on human security aspect in the EU-Africa partnership agreement on migration control. His thesis focuses on the conceptualization of human security in the legitimization of the EU- African states partnership on the asylum-migration control nexus. During his stay in Germany, he is currently engaged with AWO (NGO) where he gains experience in German way of managing the current refugee influx. In addition, he is a member of International Detention Coalition (IDC) which is concerned with the detention of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

Research interests

  • Human Security
  • Conflict, Fragility and Vulnerability (with attention to the root causes)
  • Forced Displacement
  • Population and Migration
  • EU-Africa Partnership