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Victoria Namuggala

Post-doctoral fellow (2018-2019), School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University-Kampala working on Conflict-related sexual violence against youth. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation–Arizona State University  (USA), a Master of Arts Degree in Gender Studies – Makerere University Kampala (Uganda) and a Bachelors Arts Degree in Social Sciences (Gender) – Makerere University Kampala (Uganda).    She is a MATASA  Fellow on the first cohort of the African Youth Researchers’ Fellowship, Institute of Development  Studies (IDS), UK-youth (un)employment dynamics in Uganda. Has a certificate in International Humanitarian Law, from the Center for Law and Global Affairs-Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law-Arizona State University (USA). Dr. Namuggala holds a Certificate of Trainer of Trainers- Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research-Arizona State University (USA). She also holds a certificate in Migration studies from Oldenburg University in Germany, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Administrative Law – Makerere University Law Development Centre Kampala (Uganda).

Courses taught 

  1. Gender and Economic Development
  2. Gender based violence
  3. Gender, conflict and Displacement (BA and MA)
  4. Gender and forced displacement issues in Africa
  5. Sexuality, concepts and perspectives
  6. Gender and globalization
  7. Gender and development strategies for change

Grants won, past and present/ projects you are working on.  If there are any photos that you would like to share do send them too

2020-2021: The Gendered Price of Precarity: Workplace Sexual Harassment and Young Women’s Agency. British Academy- Youth Futures grant. Conducted by the School of Women and Gender Studies in collaboration with Institute of Development Studies (IDS)-UK

2018- 2019: “Challenges and opportunities for rural youth employment in sub Saharan Africa-Mixed methods study”. IFAD funded study, conducted by the School of Women and Gender Studies in collaboration with Gulu University and IDS-UK


Oosterom, M. Namuggala V. F. & Szyp, C (2021). Family dynamics and implications for young people’s ‘struggles’ in rural areas of post‐conflict northern Uganda. Disaster,

Namuggala, V. F (2021). Not mere victims: Agency and resilience among sexually violated returnee young people in Northeastern Uganda. Upcoming publication

Namuggala, V.F (2018). Childhood, Youth Identity, and Violence in Formerly Displaced Communities in Uganda. Palgrave-Routledge

Namuggala, V.F (2017). Gambling, dancing and sex Work: Rethinking notions of youth employment in Uganda. In Ayele, S, Khan,S & Sumberg, J  (eds) New perspectives on Africa’s youth employment challenge. Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

Namuggala, V.F& Katende, D (2017). Post-conflict humanitarian assistance in Northern Uganda: The social work role in Gray, M (ed) The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa. Routledge

Namuggala, V.F (2016). Empowered yet vulnerable: Employers of housemaids in Kampala. Journal of social development in Africa. Vol 31 (2).

Namuggala, V.F (2015). Exploitation or Empowerment?  Adolescent Female Domestic Workers in Uganda. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies. Vol 6 (4) pp 561-580.

Mulumba D & Namuggala, V. (2014). “War Experiences and Gendered Responses to Post Conflict Reintegration: The Case of Lira District in Northern Uganda” in Asuelime, L & Francis, S (Eds). Selected Themes in African Political Studies. Springer, pp. 39-48