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Mike Mtika

Biographical Information

Mike Mtika

Education

  • B.S.c. in Agriculture (Bunda College, University of Malawi, 1978)
  • M.S.c. in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (Reading University, United Kingdom, 1980)
  • Ph.D. in Sociology (Washington State University, 1998)

Awards & Honors

  • 2003: Eastern University Provost Research Grant.
  • 2000-2001: Mellon Research Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 1996: Ann Madsen De Pew Memorial Scholarship.
  • 1995: The Rockefeller Foundation African Dissertation Research Award.
  • 1995: Washington State University Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Award.
  • 1995: University of Wisconsin Summer Institute for African Scholars Award.
  • 1993: Alexandra A. Smick Scholarship in Rural Community Service and Development.

Journal Articles

Presentations

  • 1992. "Involving the Poor in Development Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation: Experiences of World Vision Malawi", paper presented at the African Studies Association Conference in Seattle, WA: November 20-23, 1992.
  • 1993. "Globalization and the Structure of Agriculture in Malawi", paper presented at the October 7-10, 1993 Association of Third World Studies Conference in Tacoma, WA.
  • 1994. "Business Corporations and Rural Social Change: The Case of a Developing Country", a paper presented at the August 11-14, 1994 Rural Sociological Society Conference in Portland, Oregon.
  • 1998. "Social and Cultural Relations in Economic Action: Food Security Among Peasants in the Context of AIDS in Malawi," a paper presented at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, August 21-25 in San Francisco, CA
  • 1998. "Peasant Food Security Dynamics in Rural Malawi," a paper presented at the August 5-9, 1998 Rural Sociological Society Conference in Portland, Oregon.
  • 2003. “Social Justice and the Prevention of HIV/AIDS in sub-Sahara Africa” in SILD, News from the School of International Leadership and Development, Spring 2003.
  • 2004. “Age/Sex Structure and HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Malawi” paper presented at the HIV/AIDS in Africa: Gender, Agency and Empowerment 30th Annual Spring Colloquium of the Center for African Studies at University of Illinois-Champaign: April 24, 2004.
  • 2006. “Social Paralysis in the North American Church’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic”, a faith-integration paper for tenure at Eastern University and submitted to Missiology: An International Review Journal, have not followed up on it.
  • 2012. “Critical Praxis and Pedagogy in Community Development”, paper presented at the July 21-25 Community Development Society Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2015. “Individuals, Structures, and Socio-Cultural Systems in Community Development.”, paper presented at the July 19-23 Community Development Society Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • 2015. “Contiguous Community Development” ”, paper presented at the July 19-23 Community Development Society Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.  
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