Expert on East Africa: Daniel K. Thompson, Candidate for PhD, Emory University
Daniel K. Thompson is an anthropologist and geographer with interests in urban economics, post-conflict economies and conflict transformation. He has conducted research in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, and among Ethiopian and Somali migrants in South Africa for academic institutions, NGOs, and community-based organizations since 2009. His research has been funded by Emory University, National Geographic and the Arsht Ethics and Community Research Grant (through the University of Miami). Since finishing his M.A. in Geography at the University of Miami in 2012, he has worked as a consultant in geographic information systems (GIS) and conflict analysis for the Carter Center Conflict Resolution Program, a school teacher, and a volunteer research director for two grassroots organizations promoting economic development in Africa. Daniel is currently completing a Ph.D. in anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA. For anyone interested in the issues of East Africa with accuracy and detail from one who learns through immersion into the culture, go to his website here. Some of Daniel’s scholarly articles on the issues of East Africa and the migrant populations are listed here. I highly recommend them for anyone wanting to learn more about East Africa and its heritage and vast array of populations.