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Washington State University
College of Education

Zulekha Khamisi

Zully Khamisi

Teaching Assistant
Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
WSU Pullman
Cleveland Hall 384


About Zully

Zulekha (Zully) Riziki Khamisi is a first-generation college graduate, teacher, and graduate student from Kenya in East Africa. She prefers being called Zully or Riziki.

She is a third-year doctoral student in the Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education program at WSU Pullman. Zully earned a Bachelor of Education in English and Literature specialization from Moi University (Kenya). Before coming to US, Zully taught in Kenyan high schools. Her first teaching experience was teaching in a Daadab Refugee Camp on the Kenya/Somali border, which she believes shaped her as a teacher.

Zully is also a Fulbright alumna, where she taught Swahili at the University of Oregon before coming to WSU. Her research centers around gender, culture, and education.

Zully speaks four languages: English, Swahili, Kikamba, and Dholuo. She loves cooking Kenyan foods like mandazi, pilau, and chapati. She loves traveling. Binge-watching shows when time allows! Zully is a homebody.