Dr. Samantha Balaton-Chrimes
International Student

Dr Samantha Balaton-Chrimes is currently a Lecturer in International Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Sam is presently working on a research titled "Informed consent and consultation: lessons from the slum upgrading in Kibera, Nairobi". This academic affiliation runs from June to July 2014 under the senior research fellow, Dr. Antoinette Kankindi.


Sam has in the past worked on an ARC Linkage project entitled ‘Evaluating redress mechanisms governing the human rights practices of transnational business: lessons for institutional design and operation.’ Samantha completed her PhD in 2012 in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, with a thesis entitled ‘Citizens Minus: Rights, recognition and the Nubians of Kenya’.


Her past and current research focuses on citizenship, citizen empowerment, human rights and land rights in both empirical and theoretical terms, particularly in the context of developing economies, and especially Kenya.


Samantha has been involved in specific research on statelessness, ethnic politics, livelihoods, land rights, labour rights, private regulation of human rights in the context of global business practices.

Contact Details

Madaraka Estate, Ole Sangale
P.O. Box 59857 00200
City Square, Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel:(+254) (0)0703-034346
(+254) (0)0703-034333