Department of Education

Chloe Walker

Research Student

Chloe is interested in education in the Caribbean and Africa.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Literary Studies and African studies at the University of Toronto, and later did an MPhil in Linguistics at the University of the West Indies. She also read for an MSc in African Studies at Oxford University where she received the Terence Ranger Prize for Outstanding Dissertation performance in 2015 for my work on public-private partnerships in Uganda. Her current DPhil project focusses on academic writing or ‘contract cheating’ among Kenyan university students and recent graduates.

Chloe has received several scholarships and awards in her academic career, including; The Barbados Government Scholarship, The University of the West Indies Graduate Scholarship and the Rhodes Scholarship. Professionally, she has worked as an English Language and Literature teacher.

Research

Thesis title
Nairobi Shadow Academy: a study of academic writers in Kenya

Supervisors
Dr David Mills and Dr Isis Hjorth

Research interests

English as a second dialect
Public-private partnerships in education
Higher education
Digital work
Plagiarism/academic integrity

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