Patrick Litanga is a case manager for Kentucky Refugee Ministries in Louisville. In this position since 2015, he oversees family self-sufficiency planning, which identifies strengths, determines priorities, and establishes benchmarks and goals for a successful integration of newly arrived refugee clients. Litanga is also a doctoral candidate in international relations at American University in Washington, DC. He is interested in African diasporas, post-conflict reconstruction, and African electoral politics, and his dissertation focuses on the post-electoral protests that occurred in Congolese diasporas in 2011. In addition, Litanga is an adjunct instructor of international relations and American government at Jefferson Community and Technical College. His writings have appeared in The Internationalist Magazine, Aljazeera.com, and All Africa. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Litanga resettled in Lexington, KY, in 2003 and is a former KRM client. He attended the University of Kentucky.