Biography

Dr. Otundo is currently on a leave of absence from the Department of Literature, Linguistics, Foreign Languages and Film Studies, where she serves as a lecturer. She is pursuing her postdoctoral research at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, where she obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in English Linguistics. In 2019, Dr. Otundo completed her first postdoctoral fellowship funded by NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development as collaborative research of Moi University - Kenya, and Leiden University and Radboud University of The Netherlands. Alongside these, Dr. Otundo continues to teach and research in the areas of phonetics and phonology, language contact, conversation analysis, language in education, and education in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2020, Dr. Otundo attracted funds from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a research fellowship at the University of Bayreuth, and in 2021 she was awarded funding by The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS) for a cooperation visit at the University of Cologne, Germany.