School of Humanities staff and students during the Career Week held between january 28 - February 2, 2019 at the Graduation Square
Registrar RIO graced the launch of Professor. Githiora's book on Sheng' at the Graduate School Building Room 202
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Confucius Institute Event held at BSSC Room 14
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

Presentation of Papers at Academic and Professional Conferences

  • Kanana, Erastus, F. & Kinyua, H. G (2019) “Going Back to the roots: Rebranding of Indigenous  Languages in Kenya” a presentation at a conference panel on Connections and             Disruptions: A sociolinguistic Perspective at the European Conference for African      Studies (ECAS) Edinburgh, 11-14 June 2019.
  • Kanana Erastus, F. and Hurst-Harosh, E (2018). “African Youth in an Evolving Globalised  Linguistic Space”. Paper presentation at the 15th CODESRIA General Assembly, held       at King Fahd Hotel, Dakar, Senegal , 17- 21 December 2018..
  • Kanana, Erastus, F. & Rudd, W. R (2018). “Climbing to Success: Mobility and the Modern    Kenyan Woman”. A paper presented at the Nordic Africa Days (NAD) Conference        organised by the Nording Africa Institut. The paper was presented in the panel  Women, Men, Language And Movement: African Language And Gender       (Im)Mobilities, Uppsala, Sweden, 19 – 21 September 2018
  • Hurst-Harosh, E & Kanana Erastus F. (2018). “Metaphors and their Link to Generation/Age and Popular Culture in African Youth Languages” Paper presented at the International     Congress of Linguists (ICL 20)  held at Cape Town International Conventional Centre,       SA, 2– 6 July 2018.
  • Kanana, Erastus. F; Orwenjo, O. D. & Onsare C. (2018). “Falling Walls: New Media,   Globalization and Youth Language Practices Across the Rural Urban Divide in Kenya”.     Paper presentation at the Kenya Youth Language practices Workshop, Kenyatta     University, Kenya, 19 -20 June 2018
  • Choti Jonathan & Kanana Erastus, F. (2018). “The Augment in Haya”. Paper presented at the          49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 49) held at Michigan State   University, USA, 22 – 25 March 2018
  • Kanana Erastus, F. and Hurst-Harosh, E (2017). “Rural and Urban Metaphors in Sheng  (Kenya) and Tsotsitaal (South Africa)”. Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) conference on “Urban Africa – Urban         Africans: New Encounters of the Urban and the Rural”, Basel, 29 June – 1 July         2017
  • Kanana F.E. (2016) “Sheng and Tsotsitaal(s): Social and Linguistic Parallels”. Presented at   the Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Research Seminar, Cape Town, 28th  September 2016.
  • Hilda Kebeya, Lilly Mwaka and Kanana F.E. (2015). “Sheng: Reflections on its Structure and  Attitudes”. Presented at the 2nd African Urban Youth Language Conference,    Nairobi, Kenya, 11-13 December 2015
  • Kanana F.E., Hildah kebeya and Peter Kodjo (2015). “The Use of Sheng in Popular Music      in Kenya”. Paper Presented at the 2nd African Urban Youth Language Conference,            Nairobi, Kenya, 11-13 December 2015
  • Kanana F.E., Kebeya Hildah, Kabare Timothy and Mainga Gladys,   (2015). “Youth      Language in New Media: The case of Sheng in Kenya”. Paper presented at the 2nd            African Urban Youth Language Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 11-13 December 2015
  • Samuel N. Siminyu and Kanana F.E. (2015). “What was, What is, and what is to come: A      baseline Survey of OER- Readiness among English Language teachers at a Public         University in Uganda, paper presented at the 4th International Conference of World     Educators Forum, Accra, Ghana, 9 – 13 November 2015
  • Kanana F.E. and Orwenjo Daniel O. (2015). “Teachers’ Perceptions of OERs for Improving    the Quality of English Second Language (ESL) Teaching in Kenya”, paper presented          at the Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA) 2015 Conference,Mauritius Institute of Education, Réduit, Mauritius, 20 – 24 July, 2015
  • Kanana F.E. (2015) “The Growth of Urban and Youth Languages in an Evolving Space: The Case of Sheng in Kenya”, Paper presented at the 14th CODESRIA General Assembly, “Creating African Futures in an Era of Global Transformations: Challenges and       Prospects”, Dakar, Senegal, 8 – 12 June, 2015
  • Kanana, F.E., (2014). Presented a report on a collaborative research project “Urban Youth     Language in             Africa– a Multi-sited Research Collaboration”, University of       Cape Town, South Africa, 12 – 18 October, 2014.
  • Kebeya, H.U.; Bwire, A.; Kanana, F. E. and Makokha, M. (2014). “An Intra-dialectal   Analysis of Luyia: Backwash Effects on Language Teaching/Learning”, at the         International Conference on African Languages and Literatures in the 21st         Century,          Kenyatta University, Kenya, 6 – 8 August, 2014.
  • Kebeya, H.U. and Kanana, F. E. (2014).  “The Place of Indigenous Languages in the Newly    Devolved Governments in Kenya”, 36th International LAUD Symposium on          “Endangerment of Languages Across the Planet: The Dynamics of Linguistic      Diversity and Globalization”, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany, March 31-          April 3, 2014.
  • Kanana, F. E and Ngure, K. Kamuri. (2013). “Choice of the Language of Instruction in a    Language Shift Situation; A Case of the Rendille Community of Northern Kenya”,            Presented at the German-African Network of Alumni and Alumnae (GANAA) Alumni        2013 Summer School on “Practising             Multilingualism in (Higher) Education in Africa:   Best Practices of Unleashing Multilingualism as a Human Resource”, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 23-27September, 2013.
  • Kanana F. E. and Kariuki Annah (2013). “Manipulation of Sheng in Advertisement and Awareness Campaigns in Selected Businesses in Kenya”, at the African Urban &    Youth Languages Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 5 – 6 July, 2013.
  • Kanana, F. E. and Nthiga, P.M. (2013). “Feedback Provision in English as a Second  Language (ESL) Writing: The Case of Secondary Schools in Kenya”, at the1stAnnual International Interdisciplinary Conference on Challenges of Development in       Africa, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya, 22 – 29June, 2013.
  • Kanana, F. E. and Nthiga, P.M. (2012). “Rethinking the Role of Indigenous African     Languagesin African Renaissance and Development in the 21st Century”, GANAA      Alumni, 2012 Summer School on Multilingualism and Language Policies in Africa, Bondo University College, Kenya, 9 – 15September,  2012.
  • Nthiga, P.M.  and Kanana, F. E. (2012). “Language; a Double-edged Sword: Dissecting the   Role of Language in Creating Conflict and Peace in Post-independent Africa”, 2nd  Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, Africa’s Golden Jubilee:      Assessing 50 Years of Scholarship and Development in Africa at Catholic University         of Eastern Africa, Kenya, 27– 31June, 2012.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2012). “The Morpho-phonological Processes Operating in Chuka: A      ‘Conservative’ Dialect in the Meru-Tharaka Group”, at the World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 7), University of Buea, Cameroon, 20 – 24August, 2012.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2011). “Language Policy Lapses in Africa: The Curse of Statehood and Nationhood”, XIIIth CODESRIA General Assembly, “Africa and the Challenges of the           Twenty-First Century”, Rabat, Morocco, 5 – 9December, 2011.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2010).“Can African Languages Become Tools for National Development?” 1st  Alexander Von Humboldt Alumni Kenya Kolleg Conference, Meridian Court Hotel,           Nairobi, Kenya, 24 – 26 November, 2010.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2010). “The Development of English as a Status Language in Africa: Insights   from Kenya”, at a conference on Multilingualism and Education, Kenyatta University,         Nairobi, Kenya, 22 – 23July, 2010.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2010). “Defining Meru Dialects: Linguistic Evidence”, at the 41 Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 41)held at York University, Toronto, Canada, 6 – 8 May, 2010.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2010).“A Typology of Dialect Transitions: The Case of the Meru-Tharaka Group”, at the 19 Afrikanistentag, held at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz,         Germany, 8 –10 April, 2010.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2009). “Noun Morphophonemics and Noun Class Restructuring: the Case of Meru Gender 11/10”, at the World Congress on African Linguistics (WOCAL 6)  Conference, University of Cologne, Germany, August 17-21, 2009.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2009).“Dialect Convergence and    Divergence: A Case of Chuka and   Imenti”at the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 40), University           of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A., 9 – 11, April 2009.
  • Ogutu, E.A. & Kanana, F. E. (2003), “Code Switching in Multilingual Situation: Opposing       Views” at the International Conference of the Kenya Chapter of Association of Third       World Countries (ATWS), Kenyatta University, Kenya, 17 – 19 September, 2003.

Convening and Coordinating Conferences /Seminars

  • 2019: Member of the organising Committee for the 39th International LAUD Symposium  2020, hosted by the University of Koblenz Landau, Germany 3-6 August 2020.
  • 2015:  Facilitator of the Commonwealth of Learning workshop on Open Resources for  English Language Teaching  (ORELT) at Kyambogo University, Kampala           Uganda, 18     – 22 May, 2015
  • 2015    Convenor, Member of the International Scientific Committee and the Local Committee organizing the 2nd International Conference on African Urban Youth languages and Education (AUYL), held in Kenyatta University, Kenya, 11 – 13 December, 2015.
  • 2014    Organizer of the AUYL pre-conference Writing for Publication workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya, 9-10 December 2015.
  • 2014    Convened and coordinated, ORELT workshop, Kenyatta University, 22 – 26 April, 2014.
  • 2013    Member of the Executive Organizing Committee for the KDSA Conference “How to Equip a Leader”, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 28 – 30 May, 2014.
  • 2013    Convened and coordinated, ORELT workshop, Kenyatta University, 6 – 9 May, 2013
  • 2013    Convened and coordinated, ORELT workshop, Kenyatta University, 18 – 21 March, 2013.
  • 2013    Member of the Local Organizing Committee that organized the International  Conference for the Institute of African Studies held on 6 – 8 August, 2014.
  • 2013    Member of the International Scientific Committee organizing the 2nd International     Conference on African Urban Youth languages and Education, July 2013 – Date.
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