Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
Cleveland Hall 384
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.