Dr. Evans Mugarizi

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Evans Odali Mugarizi Current Position: Since 2009, Lecturer; Department of Literature, Theatre and Film, Moi University MA 1996, Literature (Drama) Kenyatta University, Kenya PhD 2018, Drama, Kenyatta University, Kenya Previous Positions 2009-2019 Lecturer, Department of Literature, Theatre & Film Studies, Moi University, Kenya 2003-2009 Tutorial Fellow, Department of Literature, Theatre & Film Studies, Moi University, Kenya 1994-2002 Tutorial Fellow, Department of Literature, Kenyatta University, Kenya Research Focus Drama: Educational drama in Kenya; the Kenya National Drama and Film Festival Thematic: Festival objectives, historic profile, genres, trends and aesthetics, management and tracer of KNDFF products Functions, Service to the Academy 2004 – 2007 Curriculum development for Theatre and Film for Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda 2007 Curriculum development for film, Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies, Moi University 2010 – Curriculum development for the Film component in the then Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies, Moi University. 2014 – 2018 Academic Coordinator, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Kitale Campus Moi University, Kenya 2009 – 2015 Coordinator, Film Studies, for the of Department of Literature, Theatre & Film, Moi University 2019 - Coordinator, Theatre Arts, Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies 2019 to date – Resource person for entrenching Theatre and Film into Kenya’s new Competence Based Curriculum 2021 to date – Coordinator Industrial Attachment and Field Learning, Department of Literature, Linguistics, Foreign Languages and Film Studies 2020 to date Supervising 2 PhD and one Master’s candidates in Literature, Drama and Film Publications 1. “Navigating the Worlds of John Ruganda’s The Burdens and Black Mamba. In Odongo, T. O., Shigali, H. R. and Simatei, P. (Eds) (2019) The Journal of Literature and Performing Arts. Dialogues on Literature, Film and Theatre. Moi University Press, Eldoret. 2. “Script Making: From Idea to Script” in Okong’o, B., Mbogo, F. & Waliaula, S. (Eds) (2016). Theatre Arts Education: Approaches in Kenya. Nairobi: Jomo Kenyatta Foundation. 3. "Dramatizing the Banana Republic: Politics, Complicity and the Carnivalesque in Alex Mukulu's Thirty Years of Bananas." In Waves, an English Speaking World Journal; Civilization-Literature-Linguistics (2009). Libreville, Gabon. 4. Teaching Literature; Poetry, Drama and Prose Fiction. (2005) A Distance Learning Module for University Students. Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda. 5. Producer, Let's Play Pretend, a Film on the precariousness of university student life, Moi University, 2013. 6. Artistic Director Video Version, Aminata by Francis Imbuga for the KIE education media service unit, 2001. 7. "From Drama to Pragma-Dramatics: The Drama of Disenfranchisement in Kenya" KIDEA 1997 Six Research Themes of Interest to African Studies 1. History and objectives of the KNDFF 2. Organization and management of the KNDFF 3. Profile and trends in the KNDFF aesthetic 4. Sponsorships and funding of the KNDFF 5. Rethinking the KNDFF 6. Building the Kenya film industry through the KNDFF

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