Tom Michael Mboya is an Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences of Moi University, Kenya, where he also had all his university schooling (BA, MPhil, DPhil). A former Director, Academic Programmes, at the Moi University Odera Akang’o Campus College (2016 to 2020) and Head of the Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies at Moi University (August 2014 to October 2016), Mboya is currently the Academic Coordinator of the Moi University African Cluster Centre (Moi–ACC) of the “Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies” Cluster of Excellence, a transnational research project whose nodes are in the University of Bayreuth, Germany, University Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Burkina Faso, University of Lagos, Nigeria, Moi University, Kenya, and Rhodes University, South Africa and whose central objective is the reconfiguration of African Studies. Mboya is also the Moi University Focal Person for “Recalibrating Afrikanistik”, a research project that brings together researchers from the universities of Bayreuth (Germany), Koln (Germany), Leipzig (Germany), Wukari (Nigeria), Moi (Kenya) and Stellenbosch (South Africa). He has held Visiting Faculty positions at The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and University of Bayreuth Mboya’s scholarly articles have been published in Matatu: Journal of African Culture and Society; Social Dynamics: 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. Mboya is, also, a published poet and an award–winning short story writer. In addition, he publishes extensively in the Kenyan mass media. Mboya’s 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.