Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira

Associate Professor of Literature and Director, African Women's Studies Centre, University of Nairobi

Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira, EBS is an Associate Professor of Literature and Director of African Women‘s Studies Centre (AWSC), University of Nairobi. She holds a PhD from University of Nairobi; an MA (literature); University of Wisconsin, USA; and a BA from University of Nairobi. She has published widely in the field of oral literature and in gender/women studies. She has been a leader in Women’s Movement for many years during which she has consistently and passionately advocated for gender equality and equity in Kenya. She has mentored many women who have gone on to play critical roles in women’s empowerment and advancement. Her involvement with women issues inspired her in 2009 to spearhead the establishment of the African Women’s Studies Centre at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Literature, University of Nairobi


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