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African Humanities Program Postdoctoral 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. Postdoctoral awards are listed below; also see dissertation completion awards.The program is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Adeyemi Johnson Ademowo
Adeyemi Johnson Ademowo|Abstract

Reader, Department of Sociology, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria - Spatial Appropriation, Representation and the Production of Ibadan Urban Motorpark Culture, Southwestern Nigeria

Nandera Ernest Mhando
Nandera Ernest Mhando|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam - Experience of Girls Who Leave 'Safe' Houses: After-Effects of Stopping Female Genital Cutting among Kuria of North-Eastern Tanzania

Yvonne Ami Dzigbodi Agbetsoamedo
Yvonne Ami Dzigbodi Agbetsoamedo|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana - Tense, Aspect and Mood/Modality (TAM) Systems of Sɛlɛɛ

Litheko Jeffrey Modisane
Litheko Jeffrey Modisane|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Cinematic Biography of Ken Kissack Gampu

Joyce Onoromhenre Agofure
Joyce Onoromhenre Agofure|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of English and Literary Studies, Ahmadu Bello University - An Ecocritical Study of Selected Nigerian and American Indian Poetry

Motsamai Molefe
Motsamai Molefe|Abstract

Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Personhood, Morality and Politics: A Contribution to African Philosophy

Temitope Michael Ajayi
Temitope Michael Ajayi|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan - Anti-language and Cyber Scam Subculture among Urban Youth in Southwestern Nigeria

Admire Mseba
Admire Mseba|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, International Studies Group, University of the Free State - Inequalities in the Land: Society, Power and Land in Northeastern Zimbabwe, c.1560-1960.

Adeyemi Oluremi Akande
Adeyemi Oluremi Akande|Abstract

Fellow, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos - The Female Form as Visual Metaphor for Masculinity in Traditional Yoruba Belief.

Monsuru Olalekan Muritala
Monsuru Olalekan Muritala|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of History, University of Ibadan - The Second World War and Failure of Community in Colonial Ilesa Metropolis, Western Nigeria

Joseph Brookman Amissah-Arthur
Joseph Brookman Amissah-Arthur|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of English, University of Ghana - A Structural Grammar of the Early Ghanaian Novel: Towards a Poetics of the Colonial Story

Eve Nabulya
Eve Nabulya|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Literature, Makerere University - Towards an Eco-communitarianism: Human and Non-human Relations in Selected East African Literature

Uchenna Bethrand Anih
Uchenna Bethrand Anih|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Foreign Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University - Towards a Theory of Disability in the Postindependence Francophone African Novel

Noel Ndumeya
Noel Ndumeya|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, International Studies Group, University of the Free State - Land, the Environment and Societies in Southern Africa

Felicia Asadu
Felicia Asadu|Abstract

Department Head, Department of Modern European Languages, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Anthropolinguistics of Lexical Innovation in Igbo Indigenous Music

Philip Asura Nggada
Philip Asura Nggada|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of Religion and Philosophy, University of Jos - Textual examination of Sofer Marks of 16th century AD scroll of the HebrewTorah

Haydee Bangerezako
Haydee Bangerezako|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University - Indirect Writing and the production of History in Burundi: Official History and Woman as Mwami

Chukwuemeka Nwigwe
Chukwuemeka Nwigwe|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - Breaking the Code: Interrogating Female Cross-dressing in Southeastern Nigeria

Asanda Benya
Asanda Benya|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Women in Mining: Occupational Culture and gendered identities in the making

Kenneth Chukwuemeka Nwoko
Kenneth Chukwuemeka Nwoko|Abstract

Reader, Department of History & International Studies, McPherson University, Nigeria - Graveyard, Epitaphs and Burial Culture in Colonial Lagos, 1861 to 1960

Mercy Bobuafor
Mercy Bobuafor|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana - Documenting fading words: The linguistic and cultural meanings of agricultural terms in Tafi (tcd)

Laury Lawrence Ocen
Laury Lawrence Ocen|Abstract

Lecturer, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University - War and urbanization: An ethnographic study of displacement and urban formation in postwar northern Uganda

Barbara Burger
Barbara Burger|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Afrikaans, University of Pretoria - Embodiment and the non-human in South African Afrikaans and English urban novels after 2000.

Olarotimi Daniel Ogungbemi
Olarotimi Daniel Ogungbemi|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of English Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria - From the Margins to the Centre: Language and Homesexual Identity Construction in Contemporary Nigerian Fiction

Anthony Chima Diala
Anthony Chima Diala|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Hidden in Plain Sight: Normative Intersectionality in Southern and Western Nigeria

Kwabena Dankwa Opoku-Agyemang
Kwabena Dankwa Opoku-Agyemang|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of English, University of Ghana - African E-Lit: Oral Tradition and Genre-Making in Ghanaian Digital Creative Expression

John-Doe Yao Dordzro
John-Doe Yao Dordzro|Abstract

Principal Research Assistant, Department of Music and Dance, University of Cape Coast - Brass band music in Ghana: History, Artistry and social change

Lauren Ela Paremoer
Lauren Ela Paremoer|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa - The continued importance of social citizenship in realising health for all

Daniel Yaw Fiaveh
Daniel Yaw Fiaveh|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Cape Coast - Sex and Herbal Alcoholic Aphrodisiacs in Ghana

Mosa Martha Phadi
Mosa Martha Phadi|Abstract

Researcher, Public Affairs Research Institute, South Africa - W.E.B. Du Bois in South Africa: Tracing What it Means to be Black

Eyitayo Tolulope Ijisakin
Eyitayo Tolulope Ijisakin|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University - Printmaking in Nigeria: Unveiling the Treasures of an Art Form

Uhuru Portia Phalafala
Uhuru Portia Phalafala|Abstract

Lecturer, English Department, Stellenbosch University - Restless Natives, Indigenous Languages, and Revolution: Keorapetse Kgositsile's Critical Biography

Kabiru Haruna Isa
Kabiru Haruna Isa|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of History, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria - Islamic Groups and the Contestation for the Control of Mosques in Kano, Nigeria,1978-2015

Valence Valerian Silayo
Valence Valerian Silayo|Abstract

Lecturer, Stella Maris Mtwara University College, Tanzania - Re-mapping ancient socio-political complexity among small-scale societies in eastern Africa: an historical archaeological approach

Tapiwa Madimu
Tapiwa Madimu|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department, Rhodes University - Farmers, miners and the state in colonial Zimbabwe, c.1895-1961

Medadi Erisa Ssentanda
Medadi Erisa Ssentanda|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of African Languages, Makerere University - A Critical discourse analysis of the linguistic landscape in pedagogical spaces of classrooms in Ugandan primary schools

Babalwa Magoqwana
Babalwa Magoqwana|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University - Building a Woman-Centered Vernacular Sociology of the Eastern Cape, South Africa: Re-centering uMakhulu as the Body Indigenous Knowledge

Cara Lebohang Stacey
Cara Lebohang Stacey|Abstract

Lecturer, South African College of Music, University of Cape Town, South Africa - The Makhweyane bow of Swaziland: Music, Poetics and Place

Rodwell Makombe
Rodwell Makombe|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of the Free State - Cultural texts of resistance: political cartoons, internet memes and subversive songs in post-2000 Zimbabwe

Emmanuel Aminu Uba
Emmanuel Aminu Uba|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Languages and General Studies, Covenant University - Rhyme, Tone, Intonation and Focus in Hausa Gada Songs: An Endogenous Prosodic Pattern

Ivan Marowa
Ivan Marowa|Abstract

Research Fellow, Department of Development Studies, University of Venda - Forced Removals, Social Memories and the Making of the Colonial State in Northwestern Zimbabwe, c1940-2000

Evelyn Nwachukwu Urama
Evelyn Nwachukwu Urama|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Languagues/Linguistics/Literary Studies/Theatre Arts, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Nigeria - The ‘Female Husband’ and Same-sex Marriage in Igbo Culture: Queer and Gender Analyses of Some Selected Oral and Written Texts

Jacqueline Mgumia
Jacqueline Mgumia|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Sociology and Anthropology Department, University of Dar es Salaam - Producing the Entrepreneur: Subject and Choices in Local Moral Worlds in Urban Tanzania