Fridah Kanana is presently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Linguistics, Kenyatta University, Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree, Master of Arts degree in English and Linguistics from Kenyatta University, and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Her research interests are in Bantu Linguistics, Dialectology, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy. She has several publications to her name.
Fridah works as a resource person for Siemens Foundation, Germany, in their youth empowerment programme; Commonwealth of Learning (COL) projects on rolling out of Open Resources for English Language Teaching (ORELT) modules; Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, where she is contracted to develop the English and Communication Curriculum for the proposed National Open University of Kenya (NOUK); German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and The Kenya DAAD Scholars Association (KDSA) as a research and academic mentor. She is also a reviewer of several refereed journals. Fridah is also among the 20 inaugural fellows of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP)