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Post-doctoral fellow. Rhodes University, Rhodes University

Mose was born and schooled in Kenya where he also worked as a high school teacher of English and Literature and later as a lecturer of English and Linguistics at universities in Kenya before joining Rhodes University for both his PhD and Post-doctoral fellowship.

Educational background: Mose, after high school education in Kenya, obtained his B.Ed (English & Literature) from Maseno University and a MA (English & Linguistics) from Kenyatta University-both universities in Kenya. He later obtained his PhD in African Languages in 2016 from Rhodes University-South Africa. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the school of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes University.

Employment background: Mose worked as a high school teacher of English and Literature in Kenya up to 2012 when he joined South Eastern University College-then a constituent college of University of Nairobi (the institution is now a full-fledged public university in Kenya). He left South Eastern Kenya University in 2014 to pursue his PhD at Rhodes University.

Research areas/interests: Literacies, contact linguistics/multi-bilingualism, African language sociolinguistics


2017: Sponsored by Rhodes University and the SARChI Chair to attend a Kenya Studies and Scholars Association Annual Conference in Atlanta Georgia, USA
2016: Recipient of ALASA’s best PhD Award for 2016
2016: Awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by the NRF
2015: Sponsored by the World Social Science Forum to attend and present a paper on linguistic inequalities at the 2015 Annual WSSF Conference in Durban, South Africa
2014: NRF/SARChI scholarship to study for a PhD


2016: Bilingualizing linguistically homogeneous classrooms in Kenya: Implications on policy, second language learning, and literacy. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

2017: Language-in-education policy in Kenya; Intention, interpretation, and implementation. Nordic Journal of African Studies.


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    Post-doctoral fellow. Rhodes University , Rhodes University