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African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellows


Through fellowship competitions, regional workshops, and peer networking, the African Humanities Program provides support to the humanities in five African countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The centerpiece of the program is the distribution of fellowships to African scholars in these countries for work on dissertations, research projects, and scholarly manuscripts. Dissertation awards are listed below; also see postdoctoral awards. The program is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Aliyu Isa Adamu
Aliyu Isa Adamu|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Archaeology, Ahmadu Bello University - A Historical Archaeology of Trade and Material culture change in Kiawa, Nigeria.

Yusuf Maryam Magaji
Yusuf Maryam Magaji|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of English and Literary Studies, Federal University Wukari, Nigeria - Gender and Oral Performance Aesthetics in selected Amada Songs in Katsina State of Nigeria.

Charles Akinsete
Charles Akinsete|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, University of Ibadan - The postmodern temper in African and African American literature

Rebecca Ohene-Asah
Rebecca Ohene-Asah|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana - Post-colonial cinema production in Ghana: Akan video movies within Ghana's cinematic heritage

Adetayo Oludare Alade
Adetayo Oludare Alade|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Philosophy, Obafemi Awolowo University - A Defence of Realism on the Ontological Foundation for Fictional Reference

Omotayo Modupeola Olakojo
Omotayo Modupeola Olakojo|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan - Intertextuality in Selected Nigerian Blogs

Rowland Chukwuemeka Amaefula
Rowland Chukwuemeka Amaefula|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Languages/Linguistics/Literary Studies/Theatre Arts, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Nigeria - Transgendered Cross-dressing, Performing Identities and Protest in Nigerian Drama

Ugo Pascal Onumonu
Ugo Pascal Onumonu|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Ibadan - The work examines the experience of Oru-Igbo in handling the Internally Displaced Persons during the Nigerian civil war of 1967 to1970

Sunday Joseph Ayodabo
Sunday Joseph Ayodabo|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, Elizade University, Nigeria - The Construction of Hegemonic Masculinity in Selected Nigerian Children's Narratives

Dina Yerima
Dina Yerima|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - Migration and Hybridity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss and Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy.

Maureen Isioma Chiluwa
Maureen Isioma Chiluwa|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of English Studies, University of Port Harcourt - Digital Deception: A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Online Financial Scams in Nigeria