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 Dr. Stephen Mutie | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award 

Dr. Stephen Mutie is a tenured lecturer at Kenyatta University, Kenya, specializing in African Literature, Gender and Subaltern Studies, and Social Media Activism. He earned his PhD in Literature from Laikipia University and has a robust research background, including a Post-Doctoral fellowship at Bayreuth University, Germany. Dr. Mutie has extensive teaching experience, curriculum development, and student mentorship. He has also served in significant research roles, including as a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of African Women in Law. His work is published in esteemed journals, reflecting his contributions to literary and cultural studies.



Education 🎓

Post-Doc (Sept 2019 – July 2020) Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies; African Multiple Cluster of Excellence, Bayreuth University, Germany. PhD in Literature (2015 – 2018) Laikipia University, Kenya. Master of Arts in Literature (2010 – 2015) Egerton University, Kenya. B.Ed. Arts (English and Literature, First Class Honours) (2005 – 2009) Egerton University, Kenya

Research Interests 🔍

  • Gender and Subaltern Studies
  • Language and Cultural Studies
  • African Literature
  • Politics, Representation, and Social Media Activism

Teaching Experience 🧑‍🏫

Kenyatta University, Kenya Tenured Lecturer (April 2019 – Present)l, Developing and implementing teaching programmes/reviewing the curriculum at the department, Internal examiner for postgraduate proposal and thesis defenses, Coordination and teaching courses such as Literary Theory, Gender Studies, and African Literature, Career advising and mentorship for students taking B.Ed. English and Literature, Organizing seminars and conferences for knowledge sharing in the department, Managing digital and virtual learning for the department, Tutorial Fellow/Assistant Lecturer (Oct 2017 – April 2019), Coordination of Literature programs at Kenyatta University, Teaching courses such as Literary Theory, Gender Studies, and African Literature. Teacher Service Commission, Kenya English Language and English Literature Teacher (Sept 2012 – Jan 2016)

Other Professional and Work Experience 💼

Senior Research Associate (SRA) (July 2022 – Dec 2022) The Institute of African Women in Law, Developing research objectives, projects, and proposals, Acting as principal investigator on research projects, Conducting individual or collaborative research projects, Extending, transforming, and applying knowledge from scholarship to research and training projects, Writing or contributing to publications or disseminating research findings using various media. Project Manager/Country Consultant (Dec 2021 – June 2022) The Institute of African Women in Law, Title of Project: African Women in Law and Leadership, Reviewer and Editor (Dec 2020 – Dec 2021) UNDP Kenya for the FOLLAP Project (Faculty of Law Legal Aid Project at Egerton University, Kenya)

Awards and Honours 🏆

Excellence Award (2020) Bayreuth Multiple Cluster of Excellence: Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Bayreuth University. Government of Kenya Scholarship Award (2016, 2010) Through Higher Education Loans Board. First Class Honours (2009)
Bachelor of Education, Egerton University, Kenya

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Jomo Kenyatta’s Speeches and the Construction of Identities of a Nationalist Leader
    • Authors: S.M. Mutie, A.S.M. Oka, B. Chemwei
    • Journal: English Language and Literature Studies, 2015
    • Citations: 10


  • Self-mythologization in East African Political Writings: Kenyatta, Nyerere, and Museveni
    • Author: S.M. Mutie
    • Journal: Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 2018
    • Citations: 4


  • Contesting the Subaltern Narrative: The Trickster Trope in the Kenyan Political Autobiography
    • Author: S. Mutie
    • Journal: Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 2020
    • Citations: 3


  • Labelling and Othering: (Re) Engaging Wangari Maathai’s Madwoman Tag in Unbowed: A Memoir
    • Author: S. Mutie
    • Journal: Imbizo, 2022
    • Citations: 2


  • Re-membering Wangari Maathai’s Feminist Scholarship in her Autobiography Unbowed: One Woman’s Story
    • Author: S.M. Mutie
    • Journal: Journal of Higher Education in Africa/Revue de l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique, 2022
    • Citations: 1


  • Ideographs of Resistance and Identity Construction in the Kenyan Political Autobiography
    • Authors: S. Mutie, N. Goro-Kamau
    • Journal: Coretrain Journal of Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, 2018
    • Citations: 1


  • ‘The South in the North’: Worlding Kenyanness in Alex Chamwada’s TV series Daring Abroad
    • Author: S. Mutie
    • Journal: Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, 2024


  • Dramatization of Agency and Ecological Consciousness in How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue and Oil on Water by Helon Habila
    • Authors: R. Mwaga, S. Mutie, M. Gaita
    • Journal: East African Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 2024


  • (Un) even Cultural Productions: (Re) theorising Silences in the Kenyan Political Life Writing
    • Authors: S. Mutie, A. Rutere
    • Journal: English Studies in Latin America: A Journal of Cultural and Literary Criticism, 2023


  • Virtualising Africa’s Arts, Securing the Future: Engendering Africa’s Popular Songs on TikTok’s Enchanted Space
    • Author: S. Mutie
    • Journal: Africa Insight, 2023


Stephen Mutie | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

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