Debora Paul Mulokozi is a research assistant working with Professor Rahul Oka on the institutionalization of poverty and the diversion of food vouchers, cash vouchers and aid-in-kind in refugee camps. Mulokozi also looks at the question of dignity and how it comes into play in these refugee camps as is related to the vouchers received.

On a personal level, Mulokozi conducted preliminary research in Tanzania through an Experiencing fhe World Fellowship during the summer of 2017 on the history of street connected children in Tanzania, the society’s perspective of them and the effectiveness of contemporary solutions. She went on to conduct comparative research in Senegal during the summer of 2018 through a Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research grant on the importance of psychological support in the reintegration process of street connected children that were formerly qur’anic students.

Thesis Title: The Significance of Alternatives to Formal Education in the Reintegration Process of Street Connected Children

Thesis Adviser: Paul Ocobock

French and Francophone Studies
International Development Studies
Current Research

Research Interests
Access to education, street connected children

Current Research
With Professor Rahul Oka, our research focuses on the institutionalization of poverty and the effectiveness of food and cash vouchers as well as in-kind assistance in refugee camps. Most of my contribution has been in working through the literature to develop a comprehensive database. Personally, I have done preliminary research on the history of street children in Tanzania with regards to how it has affected the society's attitude towards them as well as the effectiveness of proposed solutions. I conducted this research with Professor Paul Ocobock as my adviser.