I was born in Nairobi, Kenya, where I did most of my primary schooling and all of my secondary schooling.  I did my GCE O levels and A levels (Economics, Computer Science and Mathematics) before going to UCLA in 1990. 

  • B.A. Linguistics, 1994, UCLA

  • Ed.M. (Human Development and Psychology), 1995, Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

  • Ph.D Applied Linguistics, 2002, UCLA (advisor Nina Hyams).


My UCLA Doctoral Committee and friends

north shore
Kamil at the North Shore

Seeking the shade of a tree

View from my office

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There's a rumor running rampant through the department that I am a royal prince, second in line to the throne, favored to win the hand of the princess of Salsithia.  I neither confirm nor deny this rumor.

My life, or what it seems like sometimes:

And then there are the fun things in life: 


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