John Njenga Karugia

Research Associate, Lecturer
Institute of Asian and African Studies Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Institute for Asian and African Studies (IAAW)
Invalidenstr. 118
10115 Berlin

Office: Georgenstr. 23, 10117, Berlin 

Dr. phil. John Njenga Karugia

Research Interests


John Njenga Karugia PhD, is a scholar of Transregional Memory Studies, Indian Ocean Studies, Africa-China Relations and Area Studies. He is a member of the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform with a focus on memory politics, memory ethics and responsible cosmopolitanism. His current research project analyzes transregional memory politics, memory ethics and the political economy of the Belt and Road Initiative at the De:Link // Re:Link research project sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), based at the Institute for Asian and African Studies at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He previously researched and lectured at the Institute of Political Science and at the Institute of English and American Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt and at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Leipzig. He was a visiting scholar at Duke University, Shanghai Maritime University, University of Mumbai and Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. Kenyatta University (in the proximity of Githurai) was his alma mater.

Selected Publications