Director of HRC - Biography

Dr. Bushozi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds a Diploma in Education from Butimba Teachers College attained in 1994. He accomplished B.A in Archaeology in 1999 and M.A, Archaeology in 2003, both degrees are from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In addition, he obtained a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Alberta, Canada. He served in various public institutions including Korogwe Teachers College as a tutor (1994-1999), Tanzanian National Election Commission as Assistant Returning Officer (1995), and Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism at Antiquities Division as Principal Conservator (1999-2004). Later on, he joined the University of Dar es Salaam as Assistant Lecturer in July, 2004. For self-advancement, he has researched and written extensively on human evolution, lithic technology, paleoecology and human adaptation as well as sustainable cultural heritage management. He has worked collaboratively with local and international scientists in various research projects and professional organizations. He collaboratively mobilized funds for research and capacity building from local and international organizations. Among them they include research grants from the American Council of Learned Society (ACLS) 2012 – 2013; University of Briton UK 2013-2015; Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC), Canada 2012 – 2015; and Volkswagen Foundation, German 2013 – 2016. Currently, he is jointly coordinating a number of international research projects that include the following: Evolving in Human mind, behavior and subsistence (EHMBS), funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, German (2017 – 2019); Iringa Region archaeological project (IRAP), funded by the SSHRC (2017 – 2021) and the Stone tools diet (SDS) funded by the SSHRC (2017 – 2023). Through these collaborative research projects, he was able to mobilize funds for capacity building whereby 8 young local scientists joined PhD and MA programs at local and abroad universities. Dr. Bushozi also served as the country representative in the scientific association for the African Quaternary Research Environment, Ecology and Human (AFQUA). He also offers services to several international associations including the Southern Africa Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA), Society for African Archaeologists (SAFA) and International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). He served in the Editorial Board of the Journal of African Archaeological Network from 2012 to 2017