Scholar of the Month

James Wachira: July 2021 Scholar of the Month

Christy Tidwell

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for July 2021 is James Wachira. 

James Wachira is a Kenyan PhD student at the Bayreuth Graduate School of African Studies whose doctoral research is about non*human matterings in selected Kenyan eco-texts. He is the author of “Animal Praise Poetry and the Samburu Desire to Survive” in Natures of Africa: Ecocriticism and Animal Studies in Contemporary Cultural Forms (ed. Fiona Moolla) and “Wangari Maathai’s environmental Afrofuturist imaginary in Wanuri Kahiu’s Pumzi” in Critical Studies in Media Communication (2020).

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