Mr. Alex Otieno
Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Alex Otieno, M.P.H., Instructor of Sociology, earned a B.A. in History and Anthropology from University of Nairobi and an M.P.H. from Temple University, where he is currently pursuing doctoral studies in the Health Studies Department. He has been involved in efforts aimed at developing a research and advocacy agenda for human rights in the context of HIV/AIDS in Africa, as well as in education and advocacy for fostering peace activism in both the United States and his native Kenya. Alex is a member of the American Public Health Association, American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics, African Studies Association, and the Health Global Access Project. In addition, he is co-founder of the Program for Enhancement of East Africa Communication and Education (PEACE). He has worked on HIV/AIDS and homelessness issues in both Kenya and in the United States and is the community liaison for the Outreach Coordination Center of Project HOME in Philadelphia.
Recent Publications and Presentations
- Otieno, A. (2008). "Gender Mainstreaming under Women's Leadership: The Case of Liberia." Critical Half (forthcoming Summer 2008).
- Otieno, A. (2008). "Improving Kenya’s Response to Internal Displacement." Forced Migration Review, 30, p. 55.
- Otieno, A. (April 2008). "Towards Optimizing Human Rights Advocacy as a Tool for Health Promotion in the US." Paper presented at the Symposium on Health and Human Rights, organized by the Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Program. Tuesday, April 8th 6-8 p.m., Drexel University - Hahnemann Campus New College Building, Geary Auditorium A, Philadelphia, PA.
- Otieno, A. (February 2008). "Elections and Violence: Lessons from Kenya." Paper presented at February 14, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Houston Hall, Griski Room, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
- Otieno, A. (January 2008). "Challenges of institutionalizing gender equity in corporate settings." Paper presented at a La Salle University Association of Women MBAs January 25, 7PM, College Hall 206, La Salle University, Philadelphia PA.
- Otieno, A. (2007). "Eliminating Racial Discrimination: The challenges of prevention and enforcement of prohibition." UN Chronicle XLIV (3) pp. 16-17, 40.
- Otieno, A. (April, 2007). "Strategies for advancing the rights of unaccompanied refugee youth in Kenya." Presented to the board of directors of Heshima (a Nairobi-based non-governmental organization working on protecting unaccompanied refugee youth), Nairobi, Kenya