Dr. Awuor, Quin Elizabeth

Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
qawuor@usiu.ac.ke    |     +254 730 116 666

Biography:

Dr. Quin E. Awuor is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, and is currently acting Chair Department of Languages & Literature, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, United States International University - Africa.

Dr. Quin is a scholar, educationist and researcher, and has conducted research and published several articles in peer reviewed journals, member of CODESRIA, LAEA, English language teaching, pragmatics, Communication Studies and Second Language learning and has lectured in several universities, in Kenya and Wellington-NZ.

Dr. Quin is an accomplished editor, Internal and external examiner, in both private and public universities. Her recent research interest are Gender, language and culture; language policy and sociolinguistics. She is also the patron of the Spoken Arts and Debate Society (SADs).

Academic Degrees:

  • 0000: PhD in Applied Linguistics, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 0000: Master of Applied Linguisitics, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 0000: Bachelor of Education (Arts), in English/Literature
  • Publications:
    Journal Articles

    1. Awuor, Q. E (2021, June 4th). Higher Education in Post COVID-19 world: Challenges and opportunities for African Universities. Retrived from: 2160/school-humanities-social-sciences-hosts-webinar-opportunities-challenges-in-higher-education-post-covid
    2. Odek,A., Lumasia & Awuor, Q. (2021). An Exploration of Home-Based Care Program as a Strategy to Manage Covid-19 Cases in Kenya. Retrieved from: https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jolte/article/view/208590
    3. Awuor, E. Q., Macharia, J., Kaluyu, V. & Karoki, S. (2020). STEM, e Learning, English Language, and Pedagogy of Teaching and Learning STEM subjects: Annotated Bibliography. Diversity Education Institute. Retrieve from: https://dei-library.com
    4. Awuor, E. Quin (2019), Language Policy in Kenyan Education System: The Practicality of Its Implementation and the Way Forward. Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa Vol. 10. (1) 94-109. Retrieved from: https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jolte/issue/view/18073
    5. Awuor, Q.E. (2018). A Learnability Theory to the Syntactic Properties of the English Passive Constructions. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge Vol.3 (1), 12-23. Retrieve from: http://www.ijirk.com/upload/IJIRK-3.01.02.pdf
    6. Awino, C. A., & Awuor, Q.E. (2018). Music The Loaded Weapon: War Metaphors & Ethnicity in Kenyan Songs Journal of Language, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Africa. Vol. 9 (1) 29-68 Retrieve from https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jolte/article/view/170508/159934
    7. Nyarigoti, N., Awuor, E. Quin, & Nyamasyo, E. (2017). The Role of Culture in Managing the Cancer Crisis in Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development (IJIRD) Vol-6(6)2017. Retrieve from http://www.ijird.com/index.php/ijird/issue/current . DOI No.: 10.24940/ijird/2017/v6/i6/JUN17029
    8. Awuor, Q. & Awino, C. (2017). The Portrayal of Masculinity in Dholuo Ohangla Music. Vol-7, (2), 2016. Journal of Language, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Africa. Retrieve from http://www.ajol.info/index.php/jolte/article/view/149953
    9. Awuor, Q. (2016). Cross Linguistic Effects of the Passive Construction: A Case Study of Dholuo and English Language . Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol-2, Issue-11, 2016 ISSN: 2454-1362, http://www.onlinejournal.in
    10. Awuor, Q. (2016). The English Passive Construction Acquisition Processes: A Case study of Dholuo Speaking Pupils. Vol. 9, No.1. 2016. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences (IJRSS). Retrieve from: http://www.ijsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/3-Languages-and-Communication.pdf
    11. Awuor, Q. & Anudo, C. (2016). Metaphors Used to Portray Masculinity and Feminity in Dholuo Benga Music: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol-2, Issue-9, 2016 ISSN: 2454-1362, http://www.onlinejournal.in
    12. Anudo, C & Awuor, Q. (2016) Misogynistic Discourse: A Case Study of Fish Trade in Homabay County .Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol-2, Issue-9, 2016 ISSN: 2454-1362, http://www.onlinejournal.in
    13. Awuor, Q. & Anudo, C. (2016). Metaphors Used to Portray Masculinity and Feminity in Dholuo Benga Music: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol-2, Issue-9, 2016 ISSN: 2454-1362, http://www.onlinejournal.in

    Book Chapters

    1. Awuor, Q. (2019), Challenges to quality university education and implications to National development; A case of public universities in Kenya. (In press)

    Areas of interest/specialization:

    • Linguistics;
    • Language and Communication Studies;
    • Lexical Pragmatics;
    • Sociolinguistics and
    • Discourse Analysis

    Courses Teaching

    • ENG 0999: Basic Reading and Composition
    • ENG 1106: Composition I
    • ENG 2206: Composition II
    • SUS1010: Strategies of University Success

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