Dr. Caroline Kagwiria Kinuu Kimathi

Assistant Professor of Linguisitics
ckimathi@usiu.ac.ke    |     +254 730 116 697

Profile
Caroline Kagwiria Kinuu Kimathi (PhD) is an assistant professor at the Department of Languages, Literature, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at USIU-Africa. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Laikipia University, Master of Arts degree in Linguistics from University of Nairobi, and a Bachelor’s degree in Education (English and Literature) from Kenyatta University. She has also done a course on Doctoral Supervisors at African Universities from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and a course in collaborative on-line interactive learning (COIL) at Lassalle University, Mexico. She is a member of Language Association of Eastern Africa (LAEA) and International Sociological Association (ISA) professional bodies. Her area of interests are on Language planning and policies, Second Language learning and Technology, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Doctoral Studies and Supervision.

Academic Degrees:

  • 2017: PhD in Applied Linguistics, Laikipia University, Kenya
  • 2013: Master of Arts in Linguistics, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2007: Bachelor of Education arts (English and Literature), Kenyatta University, Kenya

Publications

  1. Ejike, E., Maina, J., Kimathi, C. K., (2023). Strategies and Indicators of Elocutionary Power for Persuasion and Sustainability of People’s Hope: Selected Speeches of the Fifth President of Kenya Hundred Days in Office. Asian Journal of Social Science and Management Technology, Vol. 5 (4), pp. 167-179
  2. Kirwa, K., Kimathi, C. K., & Onyango, O. V. (2022). Redressive Action in Political Discourse in the Face of Conflicting Views: A Case of the Building Bridges Initiative in Kenya. International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences (IJELS),1.
  3. Kirwa, K., Kimathi, C. K., & Onyango, O. V. (2022). Face Threatening Acts in Political Discourse: A Case of the Building Bridges Initiative in Kenya. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, 10(8).
  4. Biama, T. M., Oketch, S. A., & Kimathi, C. K. (2022). A voice of resistance and activism: A critique of Imbolo Mbue’s ‘How Beautiful We Were’. African Educational Research Journal Vol. 10(3), pp. 312-320
  5. Mhembere, F., Kimathi C. K., & Andera, A. (2021). Mobile Telephony and Its Influence on Formal Writing among Secondary School Students in Lushoto District of Tanzania. Global Scientific Journals, Vol. 9(10), 671-691.
  6. Aguma, B. M, Kimathi, C. K., & Situma, M. (2021). Virtual Teaching and Learning of English As A Second Language in Selected Secondary Schools Isu-Ikwuato, L. G. A. Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Communication, Vol. 4(1), 79-95. DOI: https://doi.org/10.53819/81018102t4017
  7. Fegher, M., Kimathi, C.K. & Olouch-Suleh E. (2020). Influence of Politeness Maxims during Conflict Resolution in Faith-based Institutions of Higher Learning in Karen – Nairobi, Kenya. Journal of Communication, Vol. 3(2), 1-18.
  8. Bwor, L. A., Kimathi, C. K. & Andera, A. (2019). Attitudes of Teachers and Learners on the Use of Local Language as a Medium of Instruction in Lower Primary School in Kwania District, Uganda. The International Journal of Social and Development Concerns. Vol. 7, (2): 10-21.
  9. Nizigiyimana, A., Kimathi Kinuu. C., Kiliku, P. (2019). The discourse trends of metaphors of customary marriage ceremonies in Burundi. The International Journal of Social and Development Concerns. Vol. 6, 2(11).
  10. Ugwu, M., and Kimathi Kinuu, C. (2019). Bilingual teaching approaches used by the teachers to promote bilingualism in Enugu state, Nigeria. Social and development concerns in Africa. Vol. 6, 9(11)
  11. Kinuu, C., Kirigia, E., Rutere, A. (2017) Aspects of Pragmabehavioral Errors in the Acquisition of a Second Language: A case study of Kimeru L1 Learners of L2 English. Scholars Bulletin, 3(10):472-480
  12. Kinuu, C., Kirigia, E., and Rutere, A. (2017) Gender Differences in Acquisition of English Language Skills Among Students in Secondary Schools in Kenya. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 5. 11A: 1588-1593.

Book Chapters
1. Aringo, M., & Kimathi, C. K. (2022). Words Matter: Stigmatization Narratives by the Intersex Persons in Kenya. In Women’s Contribution to Higher Education and Social Transformation (pp. 221-236). Springer, Cham.

Areas of interest/specialization:
Language planning and policies, Second Language learning and Technology, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Doctoral Studies and Supervision.

Courses Teaching

  • ENG 2206: Composition II
  • ENG 1106: Composition I
  • ENG 0999: Basic Reading Comprehension and writing
  • COMM 1500: Inter-cultural Communication

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