Dr. Esther Katheu Mbithi
December 2021: “When many people together do one little thing …”: a reading of Wangari Maathai’s unbowed: one woman’s story. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, Graphos Vol. 23 No. 3. 90-104. https://periodicos.ufpb.br/index.php/graphos/issue/view/2738
September 2021: Co-author of “Why and to where does Ajany run? Culture and Femininity in Yvonne Owuor’s Dust”. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/23277408.2021.1939936 .
June 2021: Co-author of “Literary Study of Invectives in Selected Works of H K Bidi Setsoafia”. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Marketing and Communication 4 (1), 45-66.
April 2021: Co-author of “The Beauty of Insult among the Ewe people”. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, Hybrid Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies 3 (1).
March 2021: Co-author of “Transmutation and Temporality: Shifting Figures of African Women in Jennifer Makumbi’s Historical novel Kintu”. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation.
- April 2018: Co-author “Female Characters Contesting Maasai Traditional Cultural Practices and Materialism in H. R. Ole Kulet’s Blossoms of The Savannah and Daughter of Maa”. European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies Vol.6, No.3, pp.7-17, April 2018. www.eajournals.org
- February 2017: “The Significance, for readers in the twenty-first century, of the character of Safie in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” A peer-reviewed article published in Littera Aperta Vol. 3. http://www.uco.es/litteraaperta/index.php/litteraaperta/issue/view/3
- May 2016: “Unsettling dust, fifty years on.” a peer-reviewed article published in the SAUT Multi-Disciplinary Journal.
- March 2016: Authored ODeL module ALT 319: Canadian Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
October 2015: “Brave New World – a reading of The Unbroken Spirit and The Verdict of Death.” An article published in a peer-reviewed journal. http://pyrexjournals.org/pjel/abstract/2015/october/mbithi.php
- July 2015: Authored ODeL module ALT 206: Creative Writing. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
- August 2014: “Multilingualism, language policy and creative writing in Kenya.” An article published in a peer-reviewed journal by Springer. http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=L56e58f7M102ddd3Sa
- August 2012: Edited a World Health Organisation (WHO) report: An assessment of the capacity of research and diagnostic laboratories in Nairobi.
- July 2011: Authored ODeL module ALT 403: Modern European Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
- March 2011: Authored ODeL module ALT 200: East African Prose Fiction. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
- November 2010: Edited ODeL module ALT 303: History and Theory of Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
- September 2010: Authored The Aboriginal Woman’s Voice in Canadian Literature, revised Ph. D. Thesis published by Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-8383-6784-2.
- December 2009: “Teaching Franco-phone Literature in Translation,” a chapter in book edited by Prof. Chesaina entitled The Teaching of African Literature in the 21st Century.
- November 2009: Edited Laiserite, the school magazine of Laiser Hill Academy.
- 2005-2009: Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, Carleton University Magazine, contributing an article for each issue.
- May 2005: “My Magic Moment,” a short piece aired on the BBC Network Africa radio programme.
- March 2004: “My Street,” a short piece aired on the BBC Network Africa radio programme.
WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
February 2022: International Mother Language Day Celebrations at Kenyatta University. Reading, in Kikamba, of a creative piece based on historical fact: “Kĩĩma Kĩ-nyaa.”
January 2022: Participated in a virtual Workshop ‘Uncommon Trends’ organised by the University of Vienna and funded by the Austrian government. Paper presented: “What is ‘she’ like?”
May 2021: Organised, with co-researchers, a workshop at KUCC to disseminate findings of VC’s research grant project: “Transitioning from Academia to Industry: Job Application Letters and Curriculum Vitae.”
- February 2020: International Mother Language Conference at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. Paper presented: ‘The Creative Genius in Mother Language.’
- August 2019: 4th EALCS (Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies) conference at the University of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Paper presented: ‘Why and to where does Ajany run? Culture and femininity in Yvonne Owuor’s Dust.’
- July 2019: 18th ACLALS (Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) triennial conference at University, New Zealand. Paper presented: ‘Encountering development in postcolonial fiction: a reading of Blossoms of the Savannah.’
- February 2019: International Mother Language Conference at Kitui Campus, Kenyatta University. Paper presented: ‘Something Strange Here; Where Mother Language Meets Literature.’
- May 2018: Workshop on ‘Encountering Development in Postcolonial Literature’ at University of Vienna, sponsored by the Government of Austria. Paper presented: ‘ “When many people together do one small thing…”: a reading of Unbowed: One Woman’s Story.’
- August 2017: 3rd EALCS (Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies) conference at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Paper presented: ‘ ‘The obituary of Simiyu Barasa written by himself’: a critical reading.’
- July 2016: 17th ACLALS (Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) conference at Stellensbosch University, South Africa. Paper presented “Inclusions and Exclusions: a reading of Unbowed: One Woman’s Story.”
- December 2015: 2nd AUYL conference at KU main campus. Paper presented “How Students of literature in Kenyan universities communicate in writing.
- April 2015: Conference at Strathmore University. Theme: English for Effective Communication.
- December 2014: Conference at Pwani University. Paper presented “Language Policy and the teaching of African Literature in Kenya.” Also chaired a presentation session.
- September 2014: Workshop in Berlin, Germany. Theme: Movements. Paper presented “What did you Not say? Narrative strategies in Yvonne Owuor’s Dust.”
- August 2014: From Asmara 2000 to Nairobi 2014. An international conference hosted by the Kenyatta University Centre for African Studies: Session rapporteur.
- September 2013: East Africa @ 50 International Conference hosted by University of Nairobi, Kenya. Paper presented “Writing the Nation: post genocide Rwandan Literature.”
- June 2013: Organised and hosted a workshop at Kenyatta University as part of the on-going North-South academic exchange between the Free University of Berlin, the University of Cape Town and Kenyatta University. Theme: Transnationalism.
- November 2011: International Conference on the Teaching of French (Language, Literature and Culture) in the Multilingual Context of East Africa, held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi.
- August 2011: Workshop on Teaching Decolonisation and Postcoloniality held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Seminar paper presented: “Post Colonial Spaces – Brave New World.”
- July 2010: Multilingualism and Education Conference held at Kenyatta University. Paper presented: “Language Policy and Creative Writing in Kenya.”
- May 2009: Seminar paper presented at University of Nairobi: “The Significance of the character of Safie in Frankenstein for readers in the twenty-first century.
- 2013 to the present: Member, Modern Language Association (MLA).
- 2005 to the present: Member, Kenya Association of Teachers of French (KATF).
- 2005 to the present: Member, International Federation of University Women (IFUW).