A VISITING PROFESSOR FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA IN AUSTRIA WITH PG LIT STUDENTS
LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKING A CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2020
THE INTERUNIVERSITY DEBATES IN FRENCH
THE AUF TRAINING ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
IN SERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH
Japanese Cultural Festival
Japanese Club- KU
Japanese language learners at a cultural festival
Prof.Ralarala of Cape Peninsulla University, South Africa, The Dean SHSS, the Chairperson of LL&FL,Dr.Nthiga and seminar participants after the launch of a book on forensic Lings
   Name: Gloria Ajami Makokha

Title/Qualifications: PhD; MA; B.ED
Department/Unit/Section: Literature, Linguistics & Foreign Languages
Contact Address: P. O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi
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Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Women’s Literature
Research Interests: Feminism, Ecofeminism, Postcolonialism, Diasporic Literature

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Publications
Referred Journals

  • Makokha, G. A., Muhia, M., & Obura, O. (2022). Beautiful dreams: Deconstructing discourses of redemption in Darko’s Beyond the Horizon (1995), Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street (2009), Adichie’s Americanah (2013) and Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers (2016). Hybrid Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, 4(3). Retrieved from https:// royalliteglobal.com/hybrid-literary/ article/view/932
  • Makokha, G. A., Muhia, M., & Obura, O. (2022). No longer green:Female characters of African descent as sex workers in Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street (2009) and Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon (1995). Research Journal in Advanced Humanities, 3(4). Retrieved from https://royalliteglobal.com/advancedhumanities/article/view/891
  • Makokha, G. A. (2021). Navigating diaspora: An experience of female characters of African descent in selected novels by African female writers. Research Journal in Advanced Humanities, 2(1). Retrieved from https://royalliteglobal.com/advanced-humanities/article/view/554
  • Gloria Ajami Makokha & J.K.S Makokha (2020) Through Toundi’s Lens: First Person Narration and Its Thematic Significance in Ferdinand Oyono’s Houseboy (1966) The Cactus Journal of Theatre and Visual Arts, Vol 3, Issue 1, pp. 1-13, September, 2020
  • Gloria Ajami Makokha & Justus Makokha (2020) Between Globalization and Localization: Aesthetic Manifestation of Globality, Reflexivity and Social Change in Daya Pawar’s Baluta (2015) Hybrid Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, https://royalliteglobal.com/hybrid-literary/article/view/3/1  Vol 2, Issue 2, pp. 1-13, January, 2020
  • Maurice Simbili Mwichuli & Gloria Ajami Makokha (2020) Struggle for Survival: Female Masculinization as presented in Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye’s Coming to Birth and Victoria and Murder in Majengo Journal of Postcolonial Writing and World Literatures, https://royalliteglobal.com/world-literatures/article/view/49 Vol.1, Issue 1, pp. 4-14, February, 2020
  • Gloria Ajami Makokha (2019) Three Regions, One Message: A Comparative Analysis of Poems From Africa, The United States of America and British Guiana International Journal of Current Research DOI: https://doi.org/10.24941/ijcr.36754.09.2019 Vol. 11, Issue, 09, pp.7400-7403, September, 2019
  • Gloria Ajami Makokha (2015) The African Woman In Coming to Birth: A Critical Analysis of Kenya’s Liberation As Depicted By The Woman’s Liberation In Society Educational Research Journal (ISSN: 2141-5161), DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/er.2015.014 Vol. 6(1) pp. 1-12
  • Nyambane Fredrick Monanti1*; Zakayo Amayi2; Ajami Gloria3 & Minyikha Lilian4 (2015) Indigenous Oral Poetry For Biodiversity Conservation and (Inter) National Integration, International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research (ISSN: 2354:-2926) Vol.3(2) pp60-68
  • Gloria Ajami Makokha (2014) Portrayal of the African Woman in Half of a Yellow Sun Journal Research in Peace, Gender and Development (JRPGD) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14303/jrpgd.2014.041 Vol. 4(6) pp. 111-120

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers
Conference Papers

  • 24/05/2023 to 27/05/2023: African Literature Association (ALA) 48th Annual Conference at the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-KNOXVILLE.Title of Paper Presented:Homing and Un-Homing: A Gendered Experience of African Women in the Diaspora in Americanah; Behold the Dreamers; Beyond the Horizon and On Black Sisters’ Street.A panellist in the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association (WOCALA) Roundtable discussion entitled:  Women in Self-Publishing: New Frontiers in African Writing
  • 02/12/2022:The 44th Kenyatta University Postgraduate Seminar at KENYATTA UNIVERSITY, A Presentation of PhD Research Thesis Findings Entitled:Emigration in Selected Transnational Fiction by African Women Writers: A Study of Female Characters of African Descent
  • 10/11/2022 to 13 /11/ 2022: National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, at THE HILTON MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA U.S.A.Title of Paper Presented:Yvonne Vera’s The Stone Virgins: A Representation of Women’s Presence in Zimbabwean Politics
  • 18/05/2022 to 21/05/2022: African Literature Association (ALA) 47th Annual Conference Online.Title of Paper Presented:WOCALA Roundtable: Emigration and the Diaspora
  • 26/05/2021 to 29/05/2021: African Literature Association (ALA) 46th Annual Conference Online Title of Paper Presented: Self-Censorship: Yvonne Vera and the Politics of Zimbabwe
  • 19/02/2021: International Mother Language Day Conference at THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, KENYATTA UNIVERSITY, NAIROBI. Title of Paper Presented: Mother languages and Other Languages: Navigating Covid 19 through East African Poetrimusical Craftsmanship
  • 13/09/2019:International Conference on Advanced Research in Humanities and Social Sciences at THE KENYA NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICES, NAIROBI. Title of Paper Presented:Struggle for Survival: Female Masculinisation as presented in Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye’s Coming to Birth and Victoria and Murder in Majengo
  • 23/05/2018 to 26/05/2018: African Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference at THE MARIOTT, WARDMAN PARK, WASHINGTON DC, USA.Title of Paper Presented:Through Ecofeminist Eyes: JM Coetzee’s ‘Disgrace’.
  • 14/06/2017 to 17/06/2017: African Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference at YALE UNIVERSITY, USA.Title of Paper Presented:Mothers, Daughters and Gendered Violence during the Biafran War in Nigeria and the Post-Election Violence in Kenya
  • 24/06/2015 to 26/06/2015: Kenya Oral Literature Assosiation (KOLA) Annual Conference at KIBABII UNIVERSITY, KENYA .Title of Paper Presented: Indigenous Oral Poetry for Biodiversity Preservation and National Integration
  • 27/07/2015 to 28/07/2015: Pedagogical Skills and Training Workshop at KIBABII UNIVERSITY, KENYA

Conferences Attended

  • 24/05/2023 to 27/05/2023: African Literature Association (ALA) 48th Annual Conference at the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-KNOXVILLE
  • 02/12/2022: The 44th Kenyatta University Postgraduate Seminar at Kenyatta University
  • 10/11/2022 to 13 /11/ 2022: National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, at The Hilton Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A
  • 18/05/2022 to 21/05/2022: African Literature Association (ALA) 47th Annual Conference Online
  • 26/05/2021 to 29/05/2021: African Literature Association (ALA) 46th Annual Conference Online
  • 19/02/2021:    International Mother Language Day Conference at The Centre for International Language and Culture, Kenyatta University, Nairobi
  • 13/09/2019:     International Conference on Advanced Research in Humanities and Social Sciences at The Kenya National Library Services, Nairobi      
  • 23/05/2018 to 26/05/2018:   African Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference at The Mariott, Wardman Park, Washington DC, U.S.A
  • 14/06/2017 to 17/06/2017: African Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference at Yale University, U.S.A
  • 24/06/2015 to 26/06/2015:     Kenya Oral Literature Assosiation (KOLA) Annual Conference at Kibabii University, Kenya

Workshops Attended

  • 29/01/2024: QMS Refresher Training at the Graduate School Building, Seminar Hall Two,    Kenyatta University
  • 24/07/ 2023: TVET Curriculum & Occupational Standards Curriculum at Kenyatta University
  • 3/05/2023:  Teaching Practicum Advisors Induction at Kenyatta University
  • 20/02/2022:  Training for Module Writers at Kenyatta University (Online)
  • 27/07/2015 to 28/07/2015: Pedagogical Skills and Training Workshop at KIBABII UNIVERSITY, KENYA

Community Service and Other Engagements

  • Clothes Donation at V-Joy Childrens Center, Kahawa West on 7th December, 2023

  • Clothes Donation at The Community Pope John XXIII, located in Kamuthi (Kahawa West)- August 2021

Affiliation of Professional Bodies

  • National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
  • African Literature Association (ALA)
  • Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA)
  • Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)

National and International awards and Recognitions

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the African Literary Metadata Research Project in the Department of English, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2024-2026

  • The African Literature Association (ALA) Travel Grant Award, 2023

  • M.A Full Scholarship at Aarhus University, Denmark under the Platform for Stability,      Democracy and Rights: 2012-2014

 Other administrative positions Held

  • Head of Subject, English at Cardinal Otunga Girls’ High School, Bungoma

chairperson english

Dr. Kenneth Kamuri Ngure
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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