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Dr. Martha Wanjiru Muraya

Dr. Martha Wanjiru Muraya

Lecturer

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
History

COMMUNITY SERVICE
– Member of St. Francis de Sales Ndagani Catholic Parish Pastoral Council to represent Chuka University Catholic Staff SCC.
– Member of Board of Management of Aberdare Teachers Training Institute, Ndaragwa, Nyandarua
– Member of Board of Management of Mwihangia Secondary School, Ndaragwa, Nyandarua
– Giving motivational talks to secondary school girls at Ikuu Girls Secondary, Chuka, Tharaka-Nithi

WORK EXPERIENCE
Chuka University: Lecturer
Mwenge Catholic University, Moshi Tanzania: Assistant Lecturer

EDUCATION
Chuka University, Ph.D. in History, October 2019
Kenyatta University, M.A in History, June 2009
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Bachelor of Education (HIST/GEO), October 2002
Magutu Secondary School, KCSE, November 1996

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
1. 2016-Present: Evaluation of Political Order among the Tigania of Meru 1908-1057.
2. 2016-2019: Colonialism & the Agikuyu Women’s Indigenous Knowledge Systems on Food Crop Production in Kiambu. Kenya (1902-1963)
3. 2010-2016: Socio-Economic impact of Land Adjudication in Buuri Sub-County, Meru County, Kenya (1954-2010)
4. 2006-2008: Colonial Transformation of Female Circumcision and its Impact on Women’s Roles and Gender Relations among the Agikuyu of Kiambu (1895-1963)
5. February 14th to 16th 2013: HIV/ AIDS Mainstreaming
6. April 11-21, 2010: OSSREA training in Gender Mainstreaming and Budgeting, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
7. February 16-20, 2009: Led Liechtenstein Service “Essential Teaching skills, Mwenge Catholic University, Moshi Tanzania.
8. April 11th to 15th 2005: CODESRIA regional methodological workshop on social sciences in Africa held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi. Theme: Scholarly publication

PUBLICATIONS
1. Martha W. Muraya, Geofrey K. Gathungu & Lazarus N. Kinyua. Effects of Mau Mau War on the Agikuyu Women’s Indigenous Knowledge System on Food Crop Production, 1952-1955. International Journal of Arts and Commerce. IJAC. Vol. 8 No. 6 July 2019. www.cekinfo.org.uk.
2. Martha W. M, Geofrey K. Gathungu & Lazarus N. Kinyua: Colonialism and the Agikuyu Women’s Indigenous Knowledge Systems on Food Crop Production in Kiambu Kenya, 1902-1918. International Journal of Culture and History, Macrothink institute. Vol 6. No 1, June 2019. Doi; 10.5296/ijch.v6il.14975.
3. Martha Wanijru Muraya. Role of the Agikuyu Women’s Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AWIKS) on Food Crop Production in Pre-Colonial Kiambu County upto 1902, Journal of Environmental Sustainability Advancement Research, ISSN 2409-966X, Chuka University. Vol. 5 February 2019.
4. Muiru P. and Martha M. Lost Opportunity; Peace Building Initiatives in Molo Division, Kenya. International Journal of Arts and Humanities. Vol.2 No.3 June 2016.
5. Martha Wanjiru Muraya. Mau Mau War, Female Circumcision and Social-Cultural Identity among the Agikuyu of Kiambu, Kenya. International Journal of Culture and History, Macrothink Institute. Vol 2.No2 November 2015.
6. Colomba, K. and Martha M. A Historical Overview of the Representation of Female Character in Children’s Fiction in Kenya. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, Vol.2 No.6 August 2014 pp168-177
7. Martha, M. and Colomba, K. Historical Analysis of the Role of Female Circumcision in the Construction of Gender Roles, Values and Relations among the Agikuyu people of Kenya. International Journal of Arts and Arts History Online March 2014, Vol. N1 pp27-46
8. Naomi. K, Eric M, Martha M, and Job Mulati. The Impact of Samburu Culture on the Development of Western Education in Samburu Community during the Colonial period in Kenya. International Journal of Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.3, No 21 2013.

MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY/INTEREST
History of Agriculture, Gender & Women History, African Cultural History

POSTGRADUATE TOPICS SUPERVISED

1. Socio-Economic impact of Land Adjudication in Buuri Sub-County, Meru County, Kenya (1954-2010)
2. Evaluation of Political Order Among the Tigania of Meru 1908-1057.
3. Effects of Colonialism on Indigenous Naming Systems in Muthambi Community of Tharaka Nithi, Kenya 1920-1963

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