Prof Catherine Ndungo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kiswahili at Kenyatta University. She holds a PhD in African Oral Literature. Her thesis was on” The Images of Women in African Oral literature with special focus on Kiswahili and Kikuyu Proverbs. She also holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and African Languages. At this level, she wrote a thesis on” The Historical Change in the Portrayal of Women in Different Historical Periods. Prof. Catherine Ndungo was formally the Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Previously she was the Director, Institute of African Studies. She was the founder Chairperson of the Department of Gender and Development Studies. She has published widely in her area of Scholarship. She is also a member of many professional bodies such as Association of African Women for Research and Development, Organization for Social Science Research for Eastern Africa among others. She is the Chairperson of British Institute of East Africa.