Christine Mpyangu

Brief Profile: 

Dr. Christine Mbabazi Mpyangu is a Lecturer in the Department of Religion and Peace Studies, School of Liberal and Performing Arts in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University. She holds a PhD in Science of Religion from the School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway and teaches Psychology of Religion, Gender, Peace and Conflict, and Introductory courses in Biblical Studies (Introduction to Bible I and II). Christine’s current research interests include: Child soldiering, female child soldiers, violence against children, reintegration, conflict and post-conflict contexts, peace building, sexual violence and ritual studies, Borderland dynamics, Primary Prevention of Violence against children, Refugee dynamics and  resilience studies. Dr. Mpyangu is passionate about students’ transition from higher education to work and currently coordinates Field Attachment (Internship) in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She possesses strong diplomatic skills in dealing with people from a variety of cultural, religious and gender perspectives.



Mpyangu, Christine Mbabazi. 2018. “Negotiating Family and Kinship Relationships among the Acholi in post-war Northern Uganda” in Wakana Shiino Diversification and Reorganization of ‘Family’ in Uganda and Kenya: A Cross-cultural Analysis. Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. pp. 109-116.

Mpyangu, Christine Mbabazi. 2017 “Rebuilding Lives and Relationships through Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Northern Uganda” in Musana et .al The Ugandan Churches and the Political Centre; Cooperation, Co-option and Confrontation. Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide pp.151-169.

Mpyangu, Christine Mbabazi. 2014. "Ritual and Reintegration of Young Women Formerly Abducted as Children in Northern Uganda". In Doris Buss Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post Conflict Scenarios: Africa and International Agenda. Netherlands. Routledge, pp. 99-110.


Eric Awich Ochen, Eria Olowo-Onyango, Christine Mbabazi Mpyangu. Reflections on Mainstreaming Internship in University Curricula with specific reference to the Experience of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University Makerere Journal of Higher Education.  5 (1) (2013) 67 – 80.


Bukuluki, Paul and Mpyangu Christine Mbabazi. "The African Conception of Sacrifice and its Relationship with Child Sacrifice." International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences. 30(1) (2014) 12-24.


Mpyangu, Christine Mbabazi. 2010. 'The Acholi Worldview: Why Rituals Are Important for the Reintegration of Formerly Recruited Girls in Northern Uganda.' In Mæland, Bård. Culture, Religion, and the Reintegration of Female Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda. New York: Peter Lang, pp.101-114.