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Staff List - CULP Swahili Team

Jackie Bow

Position:

  • CULP Swahili Coordinator

Contact Information

Email: jb519@cam.ac.uk


Yussuf Hamad

Position:

  • CULP Swahili Teacher (On leave)

Contact Information

Email: yh360@cam.ac.uk

Yussuf Hamad

Profile

Yussuf was born and grew up in Zanzibar. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) with Education in English and Swahili from the State University of Zanzibar and an MA in African Studies from SOAS, University of London.

He is a native Swahili speaker with teaching experience in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education environments.

He worked as a teaching assistant at the State University of Zanzibar between 2006 and 2010 and during 2007/8 he taught Swahili at Stanford University on a Fulbright programme.

Yussuf joined the University of Cambridge Language Centre as a Swahili Teacher in February 2014.

Yussuf will not be teaching during the Academic Year 2018/19, but he will be back in 2019/20.


Tom Jelpke

Position:

  • CULP Swahili Teacher

Contact Information

Email: tej25@cam.ac.uk

Tom Jelpke

Profile

Tom was born and raised in Nottingham, England, and lived for a year in East Africa studying Swahili and Swahili literature at the State University of Zanzibar and Kenyatta University in Nairobi.

He recently graduated from SOAS, University of London in African Languages and Cultures, where he studied Swahili, Amharic, and African language literatures.