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Eric Kimathi

Assistant Professor

Eric Kimathi is an assistant professor and a final year Ph.D. Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Agder.

Previous education includes:

  • Bachelor's degree in Early childhood Studies (First Class Honors) from Kenyatta University in Kenya. 
  • Erasmus Joint Masters in Early Childhood Education and Care (IMEC) from Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), the University of Malta, and Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland).
  • Master of Science in International Development Studies from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Research interests

  • Development aid
  • Integration of refugee/migrant families
  • Education.
  • International politics

Courses and teaching

UT-107-4 Power, Resistance, and Development

SV 217 Childhood Families and Gender

UT 300 Critical Perspectives and Current Debates in Global Development

ME 107 Research Methods

UT 201 Bachelor thesis in global development studies 


Guest lecturer

UT 203 Global Development and regional analysis







An institutional ethnographic study on the role of ECEC centers as arenas for the integration of refugee children and parents in Norway.


Scientific publications

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