Meshack Owino
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: History
 Office: RT 1357
 Phone: 216-523-7264
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1357, Cleveland, OH 44115

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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. He is currently working on developing new teaching courses focusing on "Military history of modern Africa," "Modern Kenya," and "Prospects and Challenges of Development in Africa since Independence."

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.

Dr. Owino earned his doctoral degree at Rice University, Houston, Texas. Before joining CSU, he served as an assistant professor at Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania). He has also worked at several other universities, including: as an adjunct professor at Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas); visiting professor at Stanford University (Palo Alto, California); and assistant lecturer at Egerton University, Kenya. He is currently working on two projects: "A Military History of the Luo of Western Kenya during the Pre-colonial Period," and "The Experience of Kenya African Soldiers in the Second World War."