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August and September: Moving from Ethnography to Organization

By • Oct 3rd, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Karibuni! Here is an (overdue) update on my research progress for the months of August and September! Quick recap in case you’ve missed my previous posts: I spent the summer interviewing Maasai labor migrants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. My interviews were conducted in Kiswahili (with some help from a translator) and took a variety…
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Haraka haraka, haina baraka

By • Jul 17th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! My second month of research is just about wrapping up, and the following is an update on my ethnographic project investigating the lives of rural-urban Maasai labor migrants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Thanks for following along! Numbers, numbers, numbers In the last month, I have focused more on expanding my relationships with existing…
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A research update from Dar es Salaam!

By • Jun 25th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Mambo vipi (hello) from Dar es Salaam! My research has been underway for roughly six weeks now, and I’m excited to share this update with some of my initial successes, failures, and findings. Quantifying my thesis research thus far, I have: Formally and informally interviewed over 16 Maasai labor migrants in Dar es Salaam, who represent four…
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The Urban Migration of Maasai to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

By • Apr 13th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Tanzania’s Maasai communities have historically occupied the northern Ngorongoro region of the country, employing semi-nomadic and pastoralist practices. However, influxes of young Maasai have recently migrated to urban centers seeking economic and social opportunity, or escaping government seizure of pasture lands for investment. Young Maasai men are the primary population undergoing the urban migration, and typically…
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