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J. Basil Okong’o Prof. Dr. Joseph Basil Okong’o
J. Basil Okong’o

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Literatures in African Languages


Joseph Basil Okong’o is currently a visiting professor of the Chair of Literature in African Languages at the University of Bayreuth. He is a senior lecturer in African Oral Literature and Performance Cultures at Moi University, Kenya.


Academic Degrees

2010 PhD Anthropology, Moi University
2005

MA Literature, Moi University

1990 B.Ed. Arts, Moi University



Professional Background

2017 – 2020 Senior Lecturer, African Oral Literature and Performance Cultures at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Moi University, Kenya

2016 – 2017 Visiting lecturer and research fellow at Maasai Mara University, Kenya

2014 – 2015 Head of Department of Literature, Theatre and Film, Moi University, Kenya



Selected Paper Presentations at Conferences

2020 “Reconfiguring the concept of Totems in Africa: Examples from Eastern Africa”: Concept paper presented at the ACC Workshop, Moi University, Kenya, 19th February.

2019 “Women in Ohangla Performance”: Report on ongoing research at the Literature, Theatre and Film Departmental Seminar, Moi University, Kenya

2014 “Working through Performance: The Everyday Life of Jua Kali Mechanics in Eldoret”: East African Centre for Research in Performance Cultures Symposium, Nakuru, Kenya

2013 “Work or Play? The Kenyan Manamba and the Jua Kali Mechanic as Theatricalists” at the Moi University Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Conference 8th – 10th May 2013, Eldoret, Kenya

2009 Ohangla Music and the Embodiment of Dynamism in Postcolonial Luo Experience. ” Presentation at the Conference on Eastern African Literary and Intellectual Landscapes: Rethinking Eastern African cultural and Intellectual trans/national legacies through history, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 23rd – 24th October 2009

J. Basil Okong’o

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Literatures in African Languages


Research Interests:

  • Performance Cultures of Eastern Africa

  • Current Research Projects:

    • Women in Contemporary Ohangla Performance
      • Co-Researcher with Dr Solomon Waliaula on football cultures in Eastern Africa: the case of Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards in Kenya
J. Basil Okong’o

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Literatures in African Languages


Prof. Dr. Joseph Basil Okong’o
Guest Professor

E-mail: Joseph.Okongo@uni-bayreuth.de

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