Prof. Catherine Wawasi J. Kitetu, Ph.D

 

Prof. Catherine Wawasi J. Kitetu, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Linguistics and communication

Department of Literature Languages and Linguistics

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +254 733 233 255/ +254 714632381

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EDUCATION

 

Year

Degree

Institution

1998

Ph.D. Linguistics

Lancaster University UK

1988

M.A Sociolinguistics

Univ. of East Anglia UK

1980

B.ED Arts

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1976

Kenya Advanced Cert of Education (A Level)

Matuga Girls High School, Kwale

1984

Kenya Certificate of Education (O Level)

Murray Girls high School, Taita

1970

Certificate of Primary Education

Magimbinyi Primary School Taita

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

2011

The Global Leadership Summit [Economic empowerment]

NPC Nairobi

2007

Women in Leadership

Egerton University

2005

Financial management for Deans and Heads of Department. A Federation of Kenya Employer’s course

Kenya Institute of Administration

2004

Leadership and issues of HIV/AIDS

Egerton /CIDA

2003

Trainers of women in political leadership

ARVA Consortium Kigali

2002

Women in Leadership and Management

Soroptimist- Kenya

1997 June &

1998 June

Postgraduate certificate in Learning and teaching in higher education,

Lancaster University.

1996

Research students training program. Introduction to qualitative/quantitative research methods.

Lancaster University, UK.

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Linguistics and Communication, Classroom Research, Bilingual Research, Gender/Cultural studies

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2013- Present

Associate Professor of Linguistics and communication Department of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

2010 to date

Member of the Scott Theological University Governing Council Kenya

2007 - 2009

Chairperson of the Kiswahili and other African languages Research

group Egerton University.

2006 -2008

Member of the Executive Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

2002 - 2006

Chairman, Dept. Of Languages and Linguistics, Egerton University

2002 - date

Member of Local Church Council, Lakeview Africa Gospel Church (AGC).

2002 - 2013

Senior Lecturer, Department of Languages and Linguistics

1992-2002

Lecturer, Dept. of languages and Linguistics Egerton University.

1991-1992

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Languages and Linguistics Egerton University

1980-1991

Graduate Teacher, Teachers Service Commission of Kenya

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

Project period

Research Topic

2009 to date

Translation of Linguistic terminologies into Swahili project (Funding by Egerton university (collaborating researcher)

2006 – 2009

Communication and adherence to Agricultural technologies the role

farmer groups (Funding by AICAD)

2003- 2006

Communication and gender in Agriculture Extension services: A micro

interactional Analysis (Funding by AICAD)

1994- 1998

Ph.D. Research project on Language use and Gendered Identities in

Science Education, a Kenyan Perspective (Funding for Ph.D. studies by

Commonwealth trust UK)

1997 -1988

MA project on sociolinguistic factors involved in learning Swahili in

schools in Kenya (Funding by Kabarak Trust)

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Kitetu, C and Kioko, A (2013) ‘Issues of Language and Gender in Iweto

Marriages as practiced by the Kamba in Kenya’. In Atanga, L.L, Ellece S. E, Litosseliti, L.

Sunderland, J. (Eds). Gender and Language in Sub- Saharan Africa Traditions, Struggle, and Change London. John Benjamin co.

2

Kitetu, C and Mwenda M. (eds) (2013) Research in Social Sciences Preliminaries. Saarbruken. Lambert Academic Publishing.

3

Abudi, M.; Yieke, F.; Kitetu, C. (2011) ‘The discursive Construction of Gender among

Dholuo Speakers in Kenya’ in D. Majstorovic and I. Lassen Living with Patriarchy-

Discursive Construction of Gendered Subjects Across Cultures. Philadelphia, U.S.A John

Benjamin. p. 49 – 67.

4

Kitetu, C. and Chai, F. (2007) ‘Communication Strategies in Agriculture Extension: The

Role of public meetings (Baraza) and Farmer groups in Kenya’. In Egerton Journal Vol.

IX p. 129 – 148.

5

Kitetu, C. (2008) (ed) Gender, Science and Technology: Some perspectives From Africa

Dakar. CODESRIA ISBN: 978-2-86978-221-1.

6

Kitetu, C. (2007) ‘Language and Gender: Changing Perspectives, Diversification of

Contexts, Unanswered Questions’ in Egerton Journal Vol. VII special issue p.15-27.

7

Kitetu, C. (2006) ‘Which way Forward: Gender Theories, Debates and Practice After

Nairobi and Beijing Conferences’ In Codesria Bulletin, Special Issue. The African Woman

1, 2006, p. 8 – 10.

8

Kitetu, C. and Ndambuki, J. (2004) ‘Disparities in Language use in Voting as an Aspect of

the Democratization Process in Kenya’ In Momanyi and Wawire (eds) (2004) Disparities

in Developing Countries, Types Challenges and the way Forward: Disparities in Social

Sciences, Politics and Gender. Association of Third World Studies-Kenya Chapter. Vol.1.

p.191 – 198.

9

Kitetu, C. (2002) ‘Gender in Education: An overview of developing trends in Africa’. Crile

working paper No. 54. Lancaster University

10

Kitetu, C and Sunderland, J, (2000) 'Gendered Discourses in the Classroom: The

Importance of Cultural Diversity' in working papers in Applied Linguistics, Vol. 17, 2000,

Temple University Japan p. 17 – 26.

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

 

Member

AILA, (Association Internationale de Linguistique Applique)

International Association of Applied Linguists

Member

BAAL (British Association of Applied Linguists)

Member

Member of CHAKITA (Chama cha Kiswahili cha Kenya)

Member

MASHAV (Center for international cooperation, Ministry of

Foreign Affairs. Israel)

Member

CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science

Research in Africa)

Member

Multilingual Education East African Group. Nairobi

Alumni

Commonwealth Researchers

Alumni

AICAD Researchers

Member

IGALA (International Gender and Language Association)

London