S. Mshaï Mwangola, is an oraturist / performance scholar who uses the lens of culture in her work as an academic, artist and activist. She holds a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University (USA), a Masters of Creative Arts from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and a Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University (Kenya). Her intellectual work is characterised by her practice of performance, and in particular indigenous and contemporary traditions of story-telling for the purpose of research, pedagogy and advocacy. She is affiliated to the African Leadership Centre, Nairobi (adjunct faculty), and to the intellectual platforms The Elephant and The Orature Collective as a founding member. Mwangola is Vice President of the Transitional Council of the Society of International Development (SID), and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Uraia Trust. She sits on the Advisory Board of Macondo Literary Festival, and on the Board of Management of the P.J. Mwangola Secondary School.