Joyce Nyairo
Dr. Joyce Nyairo is an independent researcher who works on cultural memory projects. She has over thirty years’ experience in nurturing artistic and cultural creativity through academia, grant-making and publishing. A regular columnist in the Daily Nation, Dr. Nyairo’s writing interrogates the interface between politics, identity and culture. She has published on these subjects in referred journals such as African Affairs, Journal of African Cultural Studies and Journal of Eastern African Studies. In 2007 she co-edited the groundbreaking study, Urban Legends, Colonial Myths: East African Popular Culture and Literature. Referred to as a Cultural Historian by some, Dr. Nyairo entrenched that label with her 2015 publication, Kenya@50: Trends, Identities and the Politics of Belonging. Other memory projects include two memoirs which she has helped write and published - Dare to Defy (2018) and Endurance: Memoirs of a Kenyan Painter (2019). [Source:]