Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Samuel Tsegai

MA Candidate

 

Education

Bachelor’s degree in History
Eritrea Institute of Technology in 2010
 


About

My name is Samuel Emaha Tsegai. I did a bachelor’s degree in History from Eritrea Institute of Technology in 2010. Until September 2015, I worked as a Graduate Assistant in the department of History in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, and as a lecturer in philosophy and modern Eritrean history at the department of Theatrical Arts at the SMAP Institute of Training, Education, and Research, Asmara. I also worked as a junior researcher and writer with Eritrea’s Research and Documentation Center (RDC), in the capacity of which, I co-wrote a short Eritrean history textbook for the ruling party’s political education programme,  a work which has been translated into two local languages and English. While at RDC, I was also involved in developing and writing high school history textbooks for Eritrea’s ministry of education. As part of my deep interest in literature, I have translated Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot to my native language, Tigrigna.

My general interest is Eritrean colonial and postcolonial history, and the history of Ottoman and African connections. I will be working under the supervision of  Prof. Awet Woldemichael.