August and September: Moving from Ethnography to Organization

Karibuni! Here is an (overdue) update on my research progress for the months of August and September!


Haraka haraka, haina baraka

Hello! My second month of research is just about wrapping up, and the following is an update on my ethnographic project investigating the lives of rural-urban Maasai labor migrants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Thanks for following along!


A research update from Dar es Salaam!

Mambo vipi (hello) from Dar es Salaam! My research has been underway for roughly six weeks now, and I’m excited to share this update with some of my initial successes, failures, and findings.


The Urban Migration of Maasai to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania’s Maasai communities have historically occupied the northern Ngorongoro region of the country, employing semi-nomadic and pastoralist practices. However, influxes of young Maasai have recently migrated to urban centers seeking economic and social opportunity, or escaping government seizure of pasture lands for investment. Young Maasai men are the primary population undergoing the urban migration, and typically…
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