Elizabeth Kujath

Elizabeth Kujath is a senior from Kansas City, Missouri, studying Linguistics and Religious Studies. During her time at Mizzou, Kujath was the first student to participate in an exchange program with Ghent University in Belgium, where she completed master’s level courses in their Department of African Languages and Cultures. Kujath has since been a recipient of the Boren Award for studying critical languages, spending a semester at the University of Florida followed by two semesters in Arusha, Tanzania, to study Swahili. Kujath has worked under Dr. Michael R Marlo studying linguistic phenomenon in languages of central and western Kenya, during which she has worked on the Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities team, Documenting Luyia Together, as well as being a recipient of the Cherng Summer Scholars program. Through this program, she conducted original data collection in Uasin Gishu, Kenya. Kujath is the eighth recipient of the Mark Twain Fellowship, which she will use to earn her master’s degree in Linguistic Documentation and Description form Leiden University in the Netherlands.