Beekan Erena Short Bio


BeekanBeekan has over 10 years’ experience in the Oromo language teaching, writing, training and researching. Currently, he is a part- time student and Pathway assistant at Career Services Office Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He taught the Oromo in 2016 in Harvard’s African Language Program. In 2018 he served as a native speaker consultant in the Harvard linguistics department. He was an adjunct lecturer in literature at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2017. He has published numerous books and articles in his native language, Oromo.   Before joining Harvard, he was a Lecturer at Ambo University, Oromia and taught Oromo literature and Folklore.  Beekan has earned his BA and MA degree in Oromo Education in 2006 and 2009 from Jimma and Addis Ababa Universities. He studied for his Ph.D. in documentary linguistics and culture at the same University. His study was disrupted because of the political turmoil in the country and he joined Harvard in 2015 as a visiting scholar. Beekan is experienced in higher education and, skilled in E-learning and numerous forms of media and multimedia. He loves to learn new things which inspire him and others to fulfill the dream of the dreamers.    

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