humanities

Title: Professor
Department: Literature
Position: Quality Assurance,Department of Literature
Contact Address:P.O.Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
Phone: +254 20 8704000 or +254 20 8710901 Ext. 4106
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Research Interests

  • Applied Theatre
  • Higher Education Management and Quality Assurance
  • Research Methods in Oral Literature and Folklore
  • Gender Studies and Cultural Production
  • Film Studies and Postcolonialism
  • Black Aesthetics
  • Diaspora Studies (African American and Caribbean Regions)

Recent Book

  • Mwai, Wangari&OluochObura. The Female Imagination: A Biographical Dictionary of East African Literary Artists. Berlin: Lambert Publishers, 2010.ISBN-13.978-3838391885.

Recent Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Ouno, Victor Onyango, Arthur Luvai&OluochObura. “Representation of Individual Will As The Agent of Social Transformation in Wole Soyinka’s Novel.International Journal of Advanced Research.4 (11). 2016. ISSN. 2320-5407. Pg. 1292 – 1318.
  • Dianga, Rachel and OluochObura. “African Images in Kenyan Film as a Response to Colonial “Misrepresentations” in Charles Kebaya, Pamela Ngugi& Miriam Osore. Eds. Language and Translation: Theory, Pedagogy and Practice. Nairobi: Nsemia Publishers, 2016. Pg. 31-58.ISBN-13: 978-1926906478.

Forthcoming Book

  • Obura, Oluoch. J. K. S. Makokha&RemmyShiunduBarasa. Eds. African Literature Research: Trends, Issues and Emerging Perspectives.(Forthcoming 2017).

Conferences and Seminars

  1. Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA) Workshop In Mombasa 2009
  2. Regional Workshop on Social Science & Conflict Analysis – Khartoum Sudan 2009.
  3. Attended workshop – Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Oldenburg/Berlin August 2007.
  4. AICAD Workshop on Regional Resource Persons Workshop for translators and export trade promotion in Commercial grafts from East Africa ‘The Use of Performance Techniques’ – July 2007

Present Positions

  • Professor of Literature, Department of Literature, Kenyatta University
  • Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Department of Film and Theatre Arts, Kenyatta University
  • Chairman, Quality Assurance, Department of Literature
  • Member, Postgraduate Committee, Department of Literature
  • Member, Curriculum Development Committee, Department of Literature
  • Member, Senate of Kenyatta University
  • Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee, Kenyatta University
  • Member, Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA)

Previous Positions

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Kenyatta University
  • Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kenyatta University
  • Chairman, Department of Literature, Kenyatta University
  • Editor-in-Chief, Chemchemi: International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • External Examiner, University of Nairobi, Moi University, Kabianga University, University of Dar es Salaam, Kenyatta University, Pwani University among others.
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts (Maseno University) & Principal (Maseno University College).
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