Areas of Interest: language policy and planning, multilingualism and multilingual education, multimodality, and language ideologies.
Mfundo is a first year PhD student in Applied linguistics and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Building on his previous education, Mfundo's current research interests center around language policy and planning, multilingualism and multilingual education, multimodality, and language ideologies. Mfundo is particularly interested in the ways in which language practices and ideologies intersect with other social phenomena, such as power, identity, and social justice. Mfundo is committed to using his research to inform policy and practice, promoting better language learning outcomes for all learners. In addition to his research, Mfundo is also an active member of Penn State global virtual forum and has presented his research at AAAL conference. Mfundo has been accepted to attend and/or present at three conferences, including the National African Language Resource Center: Pedagogy Research Workshop at Indiana State University, UBC LLED Graduate Student Conference at University of British Columbia-Canada, and the African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference at Howard University.