Tom Odhiambo Bio

Tom Odhiambo teaches literature, performing arts and media at the University of Nairobi. He studied at Moi University, in Eldoret, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Education degree, majoring in Literature and Linguistics in 1998. He thereafter taught at a high school till the year 2000. He studied for and was awarded an MA in African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg in 2001. Thereafter he studied for and was awarded a PhD in African Literature at Wits in 2004. He was employed at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) in 2004, where he worked till April 2007. He relocated to Kenya in 2007. He then worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at Strathmore University between 2008 and 2012. Odhiambo is an amateur journalist, writing largely on literature, arts and culture for various Kenyan publications including the Nation newspaper and the Nairobi Law Monthly.
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