Rosa Sochin Ko, (PhD) is Senior Lecturer of Political Science at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. She was Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, Korea, specializing in the Theory of Methodology and International Relations of East Asia for the University’s graduate program of international studies. she has worked as senior operations researcher based in Bagdad, Iraq from 2009 to 2010. Her publications on the themes of media, political culture, and collective action appeared in the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies (spring 2012), The Korean Journal of Area Studies (Summer 2013), The Korean Political Science Association Congress Forum, and Latin American Social Forum.
Dr. Joseph Nyehita Maitaria is a lecturer of Kiswahili in the Department of Kiswahili, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kenyatta University. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Kiswahili and Christian Religious Education from Kenyatta University; Mphil. from Tromso University; Master of Arts and PhD degrees in Kiswahili literary genres from Kenyatta University.
Dr. Maitaria teaches both undergraduates students who are pursuing Kiswahili for their degree courses. He also supervises post graduate students who are enrolled for Masters and PhD degrees in Kiswahili at Kenyatta University and other universities. He is a committee member of various Kiswahili associations and presently he is the Secretary General of Kiswahili in East Africa (CHAKAMA) and also served as a co-opted member in convening conferences CHAKITA (Kenyatta Univeristy - 2012); Conference on Researching African Literature (Pwani University in collaboration with Kenyatta University - 2014) and CHAKAMA (Mount Kenya University - 2015). He has also peer-reviewed articles for publications such as MULIKA (Institute of Kiswahili, University of Dar es Salaam) and OJAA.