PhD Student / DAAD Scholarship Holder

Emanuel Lukio Mchome M.A.

Dept. 2: History and Social Sciences


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Research Interests

  • Electricity blackouts
  • Resilience strategies

PhD Project

A History of Electricity Blackouts and Resilience Strategies in Tanzania, 1900s to Present (working title)

The project examines interplay between social, political, technical and ideological forces which causes collapse of electric infrastructure in Tanzania. It uses historical perspective to unearth dynamics of blackout resilience strategies in the colonial and post-colonial Tanzania.

2007 – 2010 BA (Hons), University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2011 – 2013 MA Geography and Environmental Management, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Dissertation Title: Groundwater Use in Climate Change Adaptation on the Slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
2014 – 2017 MA History, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Dissertation Title: History of Energy Sources and Uses in Moshi Rural District, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

“Groundwater use in Climate Change Adaptation in Moshi District, Tanzania,” Journal of the Geographical Association of Tanzania (2017) Vol. 17. No. 1 pp. 26 – 37 by Emanuel Lukio Mchome.

2016 International Conference of the Historical Association of Tanzania
2014 International Conference of Social Sciences in Tanzania
  • SIDA SAREC Scholarship award for Masters at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • DAAD Scholarship in the Graduate School Programme, 2017