Meshack Owino
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 Title: Associate Professor
Africa; Southern Africa; South Africa; East Africa; Kenya
 Dept: History
 Office: RT 1357
 Phone: 216-523-7264
 Email: M.OWINO@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1357, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Pre-Colonial and Modern Africa; East Africa; Kenya; Southern Africa; South Africa; Military History of Africa; African soldiers in Pre-Colonial and Modern Colonial; World War I; World War II
 
Education:
Ph.D., History, Rice University, 2004
M.A., History, Rice University, 2000
M.A., History, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1993
B.Ed., Education, History, Religious Studies, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1989
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Meshack Owino has been a member of the Department of History since the Fall of 2005. He teaches courses on Pre-Colonial and Modern Africa as well as regional and country-specific courses on Africa. Among some of Dr. Owino's publications are:

"MaCleKi: Engaging the African Public in their History, One Story at a Time," with Mark J. Souther, in the Social Science Research Council's Parameters, December 3, 2018. https://parameters.ssrc.org/2018/12/macleki-engaging-the-african-public-in-their-history-one-story-at-a-time/

"Africa and World War I," in Martin S. Shanguhyia and Toyin Falola, editors, The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History, Vol. 1, and Vol. 2 (New York: Palgrave and MacMillan, 2018), pp. 339-354.

"Africa and World War II," in Martin S. Shanguhyia and Toyin Falola, editors, The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History, Vol. 1, and Vol. 2 (New York: Palgrave and MacMillan, 2018), pp. 355-372.

"Bereavement and Mourning in Africa," in International Encyclopedia of the First World War Online (Spring 2017), http://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/bereavement_and_mourning_africa.

"The Creation and Evolution of the Pioneer Corps in Kenya: African Agency at the Start of the Second World War,¿ in the Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XXXII, No. 1 (Spring 2015), pp. 103-131.

"The Impact of Colonialism on Indigenous African Military Institutions: The Case of the Jo-Ugenya to c. 1914," in Journal of Eastern African Studies Vol. 5, No. 1 (February 2011), pp. 70-84.
 
Honors and Awards:
Merit Recognition Award, 2018
Merit Recognition Award, 2017
Merit Recognition Award, 2014
Merit Recognition Award, 2012
 
Creative and Activities:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBSptowyKYE
 
Research Interests:
Dr. Owino' research interests are on the experience of African soldiers in pre-colonial and colonial Africa. He has published many articles on African soldiers in pre-colonial and colonial Kenya. He also has research interests in the origins and nature of African states; ethnicity and politics; and democracy and human rights in modern Africa.
 
Teaching Areas:
Pre-Colonial and Modern Africa; East Africa; Kenya; Southern Africa; South Africa
 
Professional Affiliations:
African Studies Association
American Historical Association
Society for Military History
 
Professional Experience:
Associate Professor of History, Cleveland State University, 2011 to the Present
Assistant Professor of History, Cleveland State University, 2005-2011
 
Research Grants:
NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant Award, 2017-18 ($74,939)
CSU Faculty Research and Development Fund, 2015 ($18, 935)
CLASS Margin Spending Money, 2015 ($20,985)
NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Award, 2014-15 ($59,494)