Teckla Muhoro

Teckla Muhoro lectures at the Centre for Urban Studies and the Department of Construction Management, School of Architecture and Building Sciences at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya. Since 2012, she has lectured in theory and design studio and has supervised research at undergraduate and graduate level. She holds a B. Arch. (USA), M. Arch. (Belgium), and a PhD (Urban Design and Development) (JKUAT). Her doctoral research investigated spatial evolution, sustainability, and public space, engaging aspects of governance and the city. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the African Centre for Migration and Society of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, with research focused on ‘Temporality, Mobility, and the Future Politics of Africa’. Her areas of academic interest and research are urban morphology, architectural heritage, socio-spatial development, and governance, especially in African cities.

Anchored in Nairobi, Dr Muhoro has worked in public and private sector on training and capacity building in architecture, urban development, and programme management. She has worked with actors at international, national, and local level on urban matters regarding spatial design, planning, management and governance. Dr Muhoro has also been involved extensively in building collaborations among academic and research institutions, local authorities, national governments, and international development bodies. Her professional experience in Africa covers Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, and South Africa. She is also a member of the Mentoring Network for African Women in Academia, Women in Academia Kenya, and a consulting partner for the Purpose and Leadership Forum.