Assoc. Prof. Komakech Daniel

Associate Professor

Komakech Daniel, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Applied Philosophy and the Chief, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Gulu University. He has been a former Director for the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, Gulu University for eight (8) years. He formerly taught in the Department of Philosophy, Makerere University for four (4) years. He has also been a Visiting Scholar with Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda for three (3) years, a Reader and Senior Fellow with United Nations Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), Costa Rica and Africa Programme under the Great Lakes Region Programme for three (3) years. He is a Co-Editor, Global Social Challenges Journal, Bristol University Press, Guest Editor, Ubuntu: Journal of Conflict and Social Transformation (renamed: African Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies), Nominated Section Editor for Sage – Open. He is also a Reviewer for Routledge (Taylor &Francis Group) – Social Sciences and Humanities, Reviewer with International Journal for Transitional Justice (IJTJ), Reviewer with Nordic Journal of African Studies. He is currently a tenured External Examiner for the Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University. He is also an External Mentor for Students, School for International Training (SIT) – World Learning), Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.

Has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow under Imagining Gender Futures in Uganda (IMAGENU), DANIDA Fellowship, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Conflict and Development Studies University of Ghent, Belgium, 2018 and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) – University of Antwerp, Belgium in the Research Project; “Governance and Post-conflict Reconstruction in Northern Uganda”, funded by VLIR-UOS, September – November, 2017. He is a Member of African Philosophy Society. Visit Youtube Channel


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Research Interests

Political Philosophy, Political Ecology, Urban Security and Transitional Justice.


Kate Moles, Will Baker, Francis Nono, Daniel Komakech, Arthur Owor, Florence Anek, Catriona Pennell and Jennifer Rowsell . (2023) . Imagining futures/future imaginings: creative heritage work with young people in Uganda . Journal of the British Academy , [online] Volume 11(3), pp. 225-247. Available at:
Julia Paulson, Silvia Espinal, Mrigendra Karki, Daniel Komakech, Gwadabe Kurawa, Srijana Ranabhat . (2023) . Exploring Transitional Justice in Educational Research . JustEd: Education as and for environmental, epistemic and transitional justice
Kate Molesa,*,1, Florence Anekb, Will Bakerc,2, Daniel Komakechb, Arthur Oworb, Catriona Pennelld,3, Jennifer Rowselle,4 . (2023) . The hard work of reparative futures: Exploring the potential of creative and convivial practices in post-conflict Uganda
John C. Harrisa a, Daniel Komakech b, David Monk, and Maria del Guadalupe Davidson c . (2022) . The gendered postconflict city: Possibilities for more livable urban transformations in Gulu, northern Uganda . JOURNAL OF URBAN AFFAIRS , 45(3), pp. 647-664
John C. Harris, Daniel Komakech, David Monk & Maria del Guadalupe Davidson . (2022) . The gendered postconflict city: Possibilities for more livable urban transformations in Gulu, northern Uganda . Journal of Urban Affairs
Daniel Komakech . (2022) . Dragging the finishing of Marua* Discrete Performance among Re-Displaced Former Lord’s Resistance Female Returnees in Gulu Cityscape . African Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, 9(2), pp. 119-137
Daniel Komakech . (2021) . Two marriages, two speeds. Disruptions and connections in post-conflict Gulu cityscape . Journal of Sociology and Development,, 5(1)
Archange Byaruhanga Rukooko, Daniel Komakech . (2017) . Symbolic Universes1 of Hellenism And Afrikology: Metonyms And Search for Global Epistemological Field Building . IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) , 22(8), pp. 61-73
Dr. Daniel Komakech, Amelia Katan . (2017) . Peace and Prosecution: An Analysis of Perceptions Towards the International Criminal Court Intervention’s in Northern Uganda . African Journal of Criminology and Jusctice Studies, 10(1)
Roy William Mayega, Nathan Tumuhamye, Lynn Atuyambe, Dorothy Okello, Grace Bua, Daniel Komakech, Julius Ssentongo, William Bazeyo . (2016) . Qualitative Assessment of Resilience to the Effects of Chronic Conflict in Northern Uganda



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