Wangui Kimari

Wangui Kimari is a final year doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Toronto. Her PhD project historicizes urban planning in Nairobi from the vantage point of ‘slum’ residents and this work draws attention to the connections between formal urban spatial management and police violence in the city.

Wangui is also the participatory action research coordinator for Mathare Social Justice Centre (MSJC), a community based organization that documents and advocates against human rights violations in Mathare, Nairobi’s second largest poor urban settlement.


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