Dr. Patience Kabamba, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
Patience Kabamba is from the DRC, he got bachelor degrees in Mathematics in Kikwit, DRC and in Philosophy at the Jesuit School of Philosophy in Paris, Master’s degree in Development Studies in Durban, South Africa, and another Master’s degree in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, a Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology at Columbia University, in New York. He worked as consultant for UNDP in Kinshasa on issues of proliferation of small arms and light weapons. He was in charge of street children in Nairobi.
For many years, he was counselor of prisoners and single mothers in Cameroon, DRC, Chad, Burkina Faso, and France. He taught at Emory University, at the University of Notre Dame, at the University of Johannesburg, at Marymount Manhattan College and as a visiting fellow in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Pennsylvania. He is now an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Utah Valley University. He did extensive fieldwork in the Great Lakes Region of Africa (Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda).
His research is on new social formation emerging in war torn Africa when the state imploded. He is also World Bank expert on local structures of power and accountability in Africa.