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.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • 2019

Title of paper:       Shifting Language Loyalties among Kenyan Youth: A Sign of   Dynamism or a Harbinger of Language Death?

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru and Phyllis Mwangi

Conference:           Language and Society: Research Advances in Social Sciences

Venue:                      The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland

Dates:                       26th-27th September, 2019

Title of paper:       Masters of Backpedaling: A Critical Discourse Analysis of   Denials of Own Statements by Kenyan

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           Language and Society: Research Advances in Social Sciences

Venue:                      The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland

Dates:                       26th-27th September, 2019

Title of paper:       Witness Resistance versus Acquiescence in Cross-Examination Discourse: Insights from Kenyan Courts

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:            2019 Conference of the International Law and Language     Association

Venue:                      University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles,  USA

Dates:                       11th – 15th September, 2019

 

Title of paper:       The Folly of Ignoring the Dominant Influencer: A Case for   Inclusion of Media Literacy in the Kenyan School Curriculum

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru and Purity Nthiga

Conference:            11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

Dates:                       20th – 22nd August, 2019

 

Title of paper:       Digital Literacy and Academic Writing: Challenges among University Students in a Kenyan University

Presenter:               Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:            11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

Dates:                       20th – 22nd August, 2019

 

Title of paper:       The Role of Textbooks in Mother Tongue Education: An Obstacle or an Aid to Learning

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           The 1st Language Association of Eastern Africa (LAEA) Conference

Venue:                      The Noble Hotel, Eldoret, Kenya

Dates:                       1st – 2nd August, 2019

 

Title of paper:       A Critical Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Articles Reporting on the Terror Attack at Garissa University in Kenya

Presenters:             Nacy Korir, Gatitu Kiguru and Hilda Kebeya

Conference:           The 1st Language Association of Eastern Africa (LAEA)  Conference

Venue:                      The Noble Hotel, Eldoret, Kenya

Dates:                       1st – 2nd August, 2019

 

Title of paper:       The Elephant in the Courtroom: A Case for      Mainstreaming  the Mother Tongue Agenda in Kenyan Judicial Reforms

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           International Mother Language Day 2019

Venue:                      Kenyatta University – Kitui Campus, Kitui, Kenya

Dates:                       2oth – 22nd February, 2019

 

  • 2018

Title of Paper:       Speech Act Functions in Direct and Cross Examination Discourse in the Kenyan Courtroom

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru, Emily Oguru and Martin C. Njoroge

Conference:           2017 Conference of the International Law and Language  Association

Venue:                      University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Dates:                       7th – 9th September 2018

 

 

Title of Paper:       Hate Speech on Social Media: Uncovering the Language Crevices Where Hate Mongers Hide

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru and Phyllis Mwangi

Conference:           XIX International Sociological Association Congress of   Sociology

Venue:                      Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada

Dates:                       15th – 21st July 2018

 

 

Title of Paper:       Language and the Fight against GBV: The Voices of Students   from a Kenyan University

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           XIX International Sociological Association Congress of  Sociology

Venue:                      Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada

Dates:                       15th – 21st July 2018

 

Title of Paper:       Communication Skills in the Workplace: The Kenyan Graduates’  Achilles Heel?

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi, Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           Language at Work international Conference: Research Advances in Social Sciences

Venue:                 Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain

Dates:                       7th – 8th June 2018

 

Title of Paper:       Language and Witchcraft as Trade: Insights from Machakos  County, Kenya

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga, Phyllis Mwangi, Gatitu Kiguru and Caryn Kimuyu

Conference:           Language at Work international Conference: Research Advances  in Social Sciences

Venue:                 Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain

Dates:                       7th – 8th June 2018

 

  • 2017

Title of paper: Illiteracy is no Defence: A Case for Improving Literacy as a Way of Enhancing Access to Justice in Kenyan Courts

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru, Phyllis Mwangi and Purity Nthiga

Conference:           11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, Nigeria

Dates:                       27th – 31st August 2017       

 

Title of paper:       Scaling the Literacy Cliff in an Emergency Context: The Case  Learners in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi, Purity Nthiga, Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, Nigeria

Dates:                       27th – 31st August 2017       

 

Title of paper:       Reading and Phonics Teaching: A Success Story from   Somaliland

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga, Gatitu Kiguru and Phyllis Mwangi

Conference:           11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, Nigeria

Dates:                       27th – 31st August 2017       

 

Title of paper:       Use of Pragmatic Strategies in the Cross-Examination Phase of Sampled Trials in Kenyan Courts

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru and Purity Nthiga

Conference:           13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of    Forensic Linguists (IAFL)

Venue:                      University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Dates:                       10th – 14th July 2017

 

Title of paper:       The (In)Comprehensibility of Language Used in Sampled  Insurance Policies in Kenya

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of    Forensic Linguists (IAFL)

Venue:                      University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Dates:                       10th – 14th July 2017

 

Title of paper:       The Capacity to Assess and Treat Communication Disabilities in Kenya: Field-based Evidence

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi, Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           The 6th East African International Conference on   Communication Disability

Venue:                      Kenyatta University Conference Center (KUCC)

Dates:                       9th – 11th February 2017

 

  • 2016

Title of paper:       Competence in English as a Gateway to Education in Kenya: An Enabler or a Hindrance for Somali Refugees in Dadaab

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi, Gatitu Kiguru & Purity Nthiga

Conference:           Asylum Seeking in Kenya

Venue:                      Kenyatta University Conference Center (KUCC)

Dates:                       16th – 17th November 2016

 

Title of paper:       Bridging the Distance in E-Learning: Lessons from Dadaab and   Kakuma Refugee Camps in Kenya

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru, Phyllis Mwangi and Purity Nthiga

Conference:           International Conference on Education, Development and  Innovation (INCEDI)

Venue:                      Tang Palace Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Dates:                       29th – 31st August 2016

 

Title of paper:       Adult and Lifelong Learning and Development: Lessons from  Somaliland

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga, Phyllis Mwangi and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           International Conference on Education, Development and  Innovation (INCEDI)

Venue:                      Tang Palace Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Dates:                       29th – 31st August 2016

 

Title of paper:       Deal or Duel: A Frame Analysis of Kenyan Newspapers’   Reporting on the Tenth World Trade Organization Ministerial

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga, Gatitu Kiguru and Emily Ogutu

Conference:           KESSA – Multimedia University of Kenya Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference

Venue:                      Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Dates:                       22nd – 25th June 2016

 

Title of paper:       Job Application Letters as Communication to Potential   Employers: Selling or Soiling?

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           2nd Conference on English ad Comunication

Venue:                      Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

Dates:                       19th – 20th May 2016

  • 2010

Title of paper:       Steering the Middle Course? The Impact of Interpreters on Proceedings in Sampled Kenyan Courts

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           International Conference on Multilingualism and Education Venue:    Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC)

Dates:                       22 – 23 July 2010

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