Gideon Kiptoo
LSB 301
Kiptoo, Gideon
Graduate Assistant

Gideon Kiptoo hails from Eldoret, Kenya, and graduated from Kenyatta University in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Education, majoring in German and Christian Religious Education. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served as the president of the German club and spearheaded its digitization. He participated in a DAAD-funded Language Summer Course at Trier University. Before enrolling at the University of Arizona, he worked at Teleperformance in Nairobi, providing customer support to German-speaking clients. Subsequently, he moved to Germany to take part in the UNESCO-Kulturweit Tandem program, where he contributed to Anti-racism projects and shed light on Germany's colonial history and its role. Gideon's research interests include German literature and Second language acquisition. He also aspires to delve into postcolonial German studies and utilize his experiences to portray the stories of BIPOC individuals living in Germany.