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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Born in remote village of the DRC, I got a BA in philosophy from the Jesuit School of Philosophy in Paris, an MA in economic development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban south Africa, an MA in philosophy at the Katholikiet Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at Columbia University in the city of New York. After three years of postdoc at Emory university, Atlanta, I am now a senior lecturer in the department of anthropology and development studies at the university of Johannesburg, South Africa
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Johannesburg, South Africa
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Senior Lecturer
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, Internally Displaced, Natural Resources, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Evaluation, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
dynamics of war, ethnicity, transnational trade networks, global economic and political governance, postcolonial State
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Alternative ethnique a l'Etat postcolonial? Cas de Nande de Butembo et de Luba de Mbuji Mayi, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 42 (1), 2008

"Heart of Darkness: Curent inages of Africa and their Theoretical underpinnings," forthcoming 2010, Anthropological Theory

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At 9:57am on September 9, 2013, Jo Tyabji said…

Hi Patience, you left a really helpful comment on a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago on the DRC. I am now editor of an online journal called openSecurity, which is currently undertaking work researching policing in South Africa. I wondered if you could recommend people working on this subject, whether social scientists or anthropologists - we are looking for multi-disciplinary perspectives. I would be really greatful if you could email my associate editor Hannah Schling ( with any thoughts you have on this. Best wishes, Jo

At 6:24pm on September 12, 2011, David N. Tshimba said…

Wow! This is quite impressive indeed. I am well vested with the Ford Family Program of Notre Dame. They did sponsor my visit to Notre Dame to attend the 3rd Human Development Conference that was held last winter. It indeed was an exciting experience having my paper presented at that international conference. Actually, Lacey had sometime back talked to me about you. What a coincidence! Are you in the fellowship with the Kroc Institute? If so, send my greetings to St Ville, Jill and Cathy-- staff members at Kroc. I will also very much appreciate to acquire your recent book on Heart of Darkness about the Congo. Finally, do not hesitate to send to me any interesting reading material (book, magazine, etc.) about our history and politics (especially Tomas Turner's Congo Wars) through Ford Family Office Uganda.

Looking forward to learning much from you.

With every best regard,


At 4:43pm on September 12, 2011, David N. Tshimba said…

Hey, Patience!

What a privilege to make acquaintance of you through this professional social network. I'm David N. Tshimba, current a graduate student of Sustainable Peace and Conflict Management in the East African School of Diplomacy, Governance and International Studies at Uganda Martyrs University. I sincerely admire your scholarly command and gladly would love to stay in touch with you. I can be reached on as well as

Je parle francais aussi et j'attends que le destin puisse nous amener ensemble un jour. N'hesite surtout pas de me faire part d'une quelconque opportunite venant votre chemin.


Looking forward to hearing from you soon.



At 3:41am on June 13, 2011, Jean de Dieu Alingwi said…

Glad to read and found you from this forum. I hope i will learn more grom you as junior in peace building matters.

Keep in touch

Good job and nice day




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