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Eric Kimathi

PhD Research Fellow

53A104 ( Universitetsveien 53, Kristiansand )

Eric Kimathi is a Ph.D. Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Agder. He has a Bachelor's degree Early childhood Studies (First Class Honors) from Kenyatta University in Kenya. Besides he has completed two masters programmes:

  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters in Early Childhood Education and Care (IMEC) offered by Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Univerisity of Malta and Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland).
  • Master of Science International Development studies from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

His career highlights include serving as the National President at the International Students Union of Norway (ISU-Norway) for the year 2017-2018. Before coming to Europe for graduate studies he worked as a Project Manager at MCK Meru Children's Home in Kenya under the Methodist Church in Kenya in partnership with Karibuni Trust UK.

Other work experiences include working as a teacher trainer at Mumoni ECDE teachers training College in Kenya and internship as a research assistant at Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) in Dublin, Ireland.

Research interests

  • NGOs in global development.
  • Integration of refugee/migrant families
  • Education as a means of fighting poverty
  • Social Justice discourse

Courses and teaching

Bachelor in Global Development and Planning

UT-107-4 Power, Resistance, and Development






P.h.D. Project:

The role of kindergartens as integrations centers for refugee and migrant children in Norway.

Scientific publications

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