I am a Moi University trained (BA, Mphil, DPhil) Associate Professor of African Literary and Popular Culture Studies. I have held Visiting Faculty positions at The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and University of Bayreuth, Germany. I mainly research the popular culture of the Luo of Kenya and Tanzania and on East African Literature in English. My scholarly articles have been published in Journal of African Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Text; Muziki: Journal of Music Research in Africa; Journal of Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies; The Nairobi Journal of Literature: the Journal of the Department of Literature, University of Nairobi; Chemchemi: International Journal of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; The Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and Maarifa: A Journal of the Humanities and the Social Sciences. I, also, am a published poet and an award–winning short story writer. In addition, I publish extensively in the Kenyan mass media. A former Head of the Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies at Moi University (August 2014 to October 2016), I am currently the Director, Academic Programmes, at the Moi University Odera Akang’o Campus College. My national and international professional extension service includes External Examination duties for various universities; Peer Reviewing for several reputable journals; consultative work with education sector agencies of the Kenyan government, namely the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC); and the mentorship of upcoming writers through forums like the National Book Development Council of Kenya.