Dr. Everlyn Kisembe

Lynn Kisembe is a well accomplished Linguist with 19+ years of teaching and research in Linguistics in the areas of Sociolinguistics- language and identity, language in society, Historical and Comparative linguistics, Language in Education and Phonology. Lynn served as a researcher/data analyst on two multidisciplinary research projects; Framing Identity in Human Agency Mobility (FIHAM), and the African Identities, Moralities and Wellbeing (AIM WELL), both funded by the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence , Bayreuth, Germany, Lynn’s interests on this two projects were on language and mobility, with a specific focus on identity construction through discourses- text worlds as well as how morality is (re)constructed using language. With a passion to champion excellence in research and supervision in post graduate studies, Lynn is a Board of Management Team member, on the Creating Postgraduate Collaborations (CPC) project, funded by the European Commission; Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education. Lynn has won several local and international leadership, and academic awards, as well as grants for research including; Scotia Bank award of recognition of Excellence in International Study, Canada, International Institute of Education award, Vienna, Austria , American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)- African Humanities Program (AHP) award for research and the National Research Fund award, Kenya. Lynn has presented papers at international conferences in 30 different nations across the world, and has a number of publications to her credit. She is a member of several professional bodies including the International Sociological Association (ISA), and the Language Association of Eastern Africa (LAEA) which she founded.Lynn has a wealth of experience in leadership having served in almost all functional areas of university administration successfully namely Vice President- Academic Affairs, Vice President-Student Affairs and Registrar for 12 years. 

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