Mungai Mutonya

​Senior Lecturer in African and African-American Studies
Kenya Summer Study Program Coordinator
PhD, Michigan State University
research interests:
  • Linguistic Variation and Change
  • Dialectology
  • Multilingualism
  • Languages in Contact
  • Swahili
  • African Englishes

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1109
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Mungai Mutonya's research has focused on understanding the social and linguistic changes that place in densely multilingual African communities.​

Using methods of sociolinguistic inquiry, Mutonya has explored the functions of nonstandard language forms in promoting the interests of marginalized speech communities.

For more information, visit Mungai Mutonya's department profile.