Alex O. Otieno
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor, Sociology
- (267) 620-4139
University of South Africa
- Dholuo, English, Kiswahili
Professor Otieno has taught at Arcadia since 2001. He earned a Master’s Degree from Temple University and is completing a PhD at the University of South Africa. His research interests revolve around questions of health and human rights, migration, social and human service provision, multiple belonging(s) and identities, toponymy and social transformation. Professor Otieno other interests include historical memory, everyday peace building, hope and joy as acts of resistance, and discursive responses to social problems. Most recently, his work has explored transformative encounters and restorative practices.
Research Summary Tippens, J, Tewodros, A., Miadian, H, Kruickshank, K., Otieno, A. (2022) “Church as NGO? Leveraging Religious Networks to Promote Health Rights for Urban-Displaced Refugees—Lessons from Tanzania” Reliance on Religious Networks in Tanzania”, Journal of Human Rights Practice, 14 (1): 352–362. Otieno, A. (2021). “Forward: Refuge?” In Reale, M. Confini: Poems of Refugees in Sicily. Somerville, MA: Červená Barva Press. Otieno, A. (2021). “Pan-African/Black Public Intellectuals as Beacons of Hope: Possibilities of Counterhegemonic Narratives in Higher Education.” Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis, 3(2): 83-108. Otieno, A. (2020) “Peace Profile: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.” Peace Review, 32:4, 554-563. Otieno, A. (2020) “Promoting Cultures of Peace: Reflections on Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhism’s Contributions to Peacebuilding. Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis, 2(2), pp 170-193. Otieno, A. (2019). “Reggae and Human Rights in Africa”, Peace Review, 31(3) Otieno, A. (2018). “Promoting Human Rights to Resist Disaster Capitalism,” Peace Review, 30(2): pp. 206-214. Otieno, A. (2017) “Pathways to Transforming “New” Conflicts in Africa,” Peace Review, 29(3): 358-365. Otieno, A. (2017). “Transforming Refugee Discursive Practices” Peace Review, 29(1): 76-84. Otieno, A. (2016) “Human Rights–Based Policing to Foster Demilitarization” Peace Review- A Social Justice Journal 28(2): 183-190. Otieno, A. (2015) “Open Discursive Practices and Interfaith Conflict Transformation in Kenya” Peace Review- A Social Justice Journal 27(3): pp 304-311. Otieno, A. (2015) “Unconditional Hospitality as Discursive Practice” Peace Review- A Social Justice Journal, 27(1): pp. 74-81. Otieno, A. (2008). Improving Kenya’s Response to Internal Displacement. Forced Migration Review, 30, p. 55. Otieno, A. (2008). Gender Mainstreaming under Women’s Leadership: The Case of Liberia. Critical Half, 6 (1): 29–35. Otieno, A. (2005). “Overcoming Exclusion: An Integrated Approach to Development,” Critical Half, 3:2 pp. 8-13. Otieno, A.O. (2005) “Advancing Global Ethics through Research and Education: Case of the United Nations” Journal of International Communication 11: 2, pp. 59-64. Book Chapters/Commissioned Reports Otieno, A. (2020). “Protecting Refugee Health and Human Rights in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Pathways to Justice,” In Muschert, G et al eds. “Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19: Volume 2 – Global Perspectives”. London: Policy Press. Otieno, A. (2012). “Health Security in Africa: Towards a Multidimensional Approach,” in African Security in the 21st Century: Current and Emerging Issues edited by J. Piombo (Naval Postgraduate School). California: Report to the Naval Postgraduate School Center on Contemporary Conflict and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Publications in Practitioner Journals Otieno, A. (2020). “COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Using Reflection to Sustain Critical Engagement During a Global Public Health Crisis,” Practicing Anthropology, (Summer), pp. 27-31.
- Otieno Presents on Teaching Africa Through Film
- Social Justice Week 2018 Explores Environmental Issues
- Faculty, Students Present on Biomedical Needs, Human Rights, and Male Bystander Intervention Programs
- Otieno Examines Health Disparities and Human Rights
- Love Pilot Launches for It’s Second Semester With Act-Up
- Professor Otieno Appointed Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences