Walter Gam Nkwi

Walter Gam Nkwi holds a PhD in Social History/Social Anthropology from the Leiden University. Before embarking on his PhD studies, he read African and Cameroonian history at undergraduate and post graduate levels at the University of Buea. He is teaching Social and Labour History at the Department of History, University of Buea, Cameroon. Dr. Nkwi has a passion for the history of communication technology, migration, social, indigenous conflict management, pre-cultural history and global labour historical issues of Africa. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam from 1st September 2012 to 31st January 2013. In January 2015, Dr. Nkwi was made the Faculty Officer of Engineering and Technology at the University of Bua. Dr. Nkwi belongs to several intellectual associations.

Dr Nkwi will be at the ASC until the end of November 2017. Within his three months stay, he will be completing a manuscript on the history of communication (with Professor Mirjam de Bruijn); a biographical manuscript on Henry Akiambom Mbain, an archivists of great repute who single handedly ran the Buea National Archives between 1998 and 2008 when it was abandoned by the government (with Professor Jan-Bart Gewald); a biographical article with Professor Mirjam de Bruijn and Vera Baker and a publication on the Postal Workers Strike of West Cameroon in global history (with Dr. Stefano Belluci). He will also have various meetings with the Liliane Foundation and Dr. Willem Elbers.
During his fellowship, He will initiate contact with researchers of African History in the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University.

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Dr. W. (Walter) Gam Nkwi
Former visiting fellow
Room number: 3A20