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Ellen Milimu

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: History & Society


Ellen Milimu teaches the course Africa Rising at Babson college. She has previously taught Sports and Global Affairs at University of Massachusetts Boston, Honors College. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Global Governance and Human Security, and her research interests include Global Sports, African Political Economy, Diplomacy, and Gender and Intersectionality. She received her B.A in journalism and M.A in Diplomacy from University of Nairobi.

Ellen is a co-founder of Simama Africa, a Community Based Organization in Kenya that uses sports for social change and community support. On her down time, she runs her sports media page on social media, Soccer Embassy. These activities influence her research on African sports that aims to understand contemporary social, political, and economic African societies against the background of different historical perspectives and current global political economy environment.

Academic Degrees

  • MA, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • MA, University of Nairobi
  • BA, University of Nairobi

Academic Interest / Expertise

Global Sports Governance and Politics, International Political Economy, International Relations, Gender and Intersectionality, and Human Security


  • Degree Courses 2021