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Dr. Julien Ekiaka Oblazamengo

Assistant Professor of Languages and Cultures
Chair of the Languages and Cultures Department


Dual Language


  • EdD, Bilingual Education, Texas A&M University, Kingsville
  • MA, French Literature, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • MBA, Strategic Planning, Universidad Organismo Mundial de Investigación, Mexico City
  • BA, Philosophy, St Augustin, Kalonda, DRC


Dr. Ekiaka’s area of expertise are language learning and multicultural / diversity skill. He is a multilingual and multicultural educator who speaks fluently six languages and has an extensive cultural experience living and studying in several settings. As assistant professor at Principia, he chairs the Department of Languages and Cultures. He started his educator journey in Mexico City as an elementary, high school teacher, adjunct faculty of French, and associate coordinator of French. Once in the US, he has held educator position such as a Graduate Teacher Assistant of French and Spanish at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a French instructor for high talented students at the Lincoln Public School, a Graduate Teacher Assistant of Bilingual Education at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and as a French and Spanish teacher in Manor and Austin Independent School.


He is interested in social justice education in (bilingual) teacher education programs, children heritage language literacy, multilingual-multicultural education, and foreign language teaching.


Dr. Ekiaka has several articles published in his area of interest. He has made presentations at national and international professional conferences venues. He has served and serves as articles reviewer in several peer review professional journals. Besides serving as a textbook, conference proposals reviewer, he also has served as conference judge or referee.


  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
  • Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESOL)
  • The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)


  • 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
  • 2013 2007: Best professor of the term - Universidad del Valle de México


  • Ekiaka-Oblazamengo, J., Medina-Jiménez, M. R., & Ekiaka-Nzai, V. (2016). Overcoming linguistic and cultural genocide in South Texas: Some advice for parents. Journal of Modern Education Review, 6(2), 79-91.
  • Ekiaka-Oblazamengo, J., Xu, C., Tien, Y.-J., Hsu, C.-H, & Guzmán, N. A. (2016). Mandarin Sunday classes: Educators’ and parents’ perceptions on literacy development of second generation Chinese-American children. US-China Education Review B, 6(2), 71-90.
  • Ekiaka Oblazamengo, J. (2021, March). Assessing social justice education in bilingual teacher education programs. Presented at the virtual International Convention & English Language Exposition of the TESOL, Houston, TX.
  • Ekiaka-Oblazamengo, J., Medina-Jiménez, M., & Yi-Ju, T. (2016, March). Transracialization competencies development: Narrative lessons from African and East Asian descent partners. Presented at 45th Annual Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Julien Ekiaka Oblazamengo CV