Inviolata Vicky Khasandi-Telewa
Prof. Inviolata Vicky Khasandi-Telewa is an Associate Professor of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics in Laikipia University, Kenya. She is currently a Presidential Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for African Studies in Pennsylvania State University. She attained her PhD in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, from the University of Warwick, UK. She has been teaching in Laikipia University since 1997 and has just completed her term as the Dean of the School of Humanities and Development Studies and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Research and Student Affairs. She has supervised more than twenty-one graduate students to successful completion, and many are on-going. Her research interests are in Applied Linguistics in African contexts particularly Language-in-Education policies, Discourses of Gender, Religion, Politics and governance, Refugees, and Ecolinguistics. She is the editor of CORETRAIN journal. Some of her publications include: Khasandi-Telewa, Vicky, Sinfree Makoni & David Bade (2022) Proverbial Futures: Proverbs and Political Discourse in Africa. ‘Everyone was happy when talking’: Revisiting the use of mother tongues in Kenyan Universities. In S. Makoni, C. G. Severo, A Abdelhay & A Kaiper –Marquez, The Languaging of Higher Education in the Global South: De-Colonizing the Language of Scholarship and Pedagogy. Routledge (2023) An ecolinguistic positive discourse analysis of ‘Mwambu and Sella’, a Bukusu oral narrative from Western Kenya. Language & Ecology Available www.ecoling.net; and (2023) Gender portrayal in the discourse of Death: Use of Euphemisms in Abagusii Dirges, RUWAZA AFRICA.