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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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Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

Edem Adotey
Edem Adotey|Abstract

Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana - International chiefs: chieftaincy, identity and trans-border Ewe ethnic communities on the Ghana-Togo boundary, precolonial – present

Shepherd Mpofu
Shepherd Mpofu|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Communication Studies, University of Johannesburg - Public and Diasporic Online Media and the Discursive Construction of National Identity in Zimbabwe

Chinenye Ogboo Amonyeze
Chinenye Ogboo Amonyeze|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - Navigating Intersectionality: Same Sex Desire and Disidentification in Selected Nigerian Fiction

Asante Lucy Mtenje
Asante Lucy Mtenje|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, Stellenbosch University - Sexing the Subject: Fictional Representations of Sexualities from Authoritarian African Contexts

Joshua Alfred Amuah
Joshua Alfred Amuah|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Department of Music, University of Ghana - From Ephraim Amu to Newlove Annan: Generational Factors in Ghanaian Art Choral Music Tradition (Fellowship pending final confirmation)

Tawanda Mukwende
Tawanda Mukwende|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town, South Africa - An archaeological study of the Zimbabwe culture capital of Khami, south-western Zimbabwe

Foreman Bandama
Foreman Bandama|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Archaeology, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Pre-colonial gold mining and metallurgy in southern Africa

Yunusy Castory Ng'umbi
Yunusy Castory Ng'umbi|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Literature, University of Dar es Salaam - Politics of the Family in Contemporary East and West African Womens' Writing in English

Elgidius Ichumbaki Bwinabona
Elgidius Ichumbaki Bwinabona|Abstract

Lecturer, Dept. of Archaeology & Heritage Studies, University of Dar es Salaam - Heritage and Monumentality in Eastern Africa: an archaeology of [Baobab] trees in Bagamoyo, Tanzania

Oliver Nyambi
Oliver Nyambi|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of English, University of the Free State - Versions and subversions of liberation: the political autobiography in Zimbabwe post-2000

Sewoenam Chachu
Sewoenam Chachu|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of French, University of Ghana - Language practices of middle class francophone migrants in Accra, Ghana

Tinashe Nyamunda
Tinashe Nyamunda|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, International Studies Group, University of the Free State - Decolonisation and African Economic Transitions: The Rhodesian Rebellion, Financial Policy and Exchange Control, 1962-1979

Anusa Daimon
Anusa Daimon|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, International Studies Group, Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State - Native Aliens: The Malawian Diaspora in Zimbabwe c.1895-2008

Stephen Toyin Ogundipe
Stephen Toyin Ogundipe|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University - Syncretism and the Commodification of Islamic Music in southwestern Nigeria

Nonhlanhla Dlamini
Nonhlanhla Dlamini|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Humanities Postgraduate Centre, University of Johannesburg - Contemporary masculinities Black South African novels.

Abayomi Oluseyi Ogunsanya
Abayomi Oluseyi Ogunsanya|Abstract

Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan - Media flows, media consumption and the production of cultural diaspora among Hausa migrants in southwestern Nigeria

Thembani Dube
Thembani Dube|Abstract

Lecturer, History Department, University of Witwatersrand - Struggles for self-identification amongst the Kalanga of Zimbabwe: The (re)construction and transformation of the Kalanga, 1800-2015.

Rogers Orock
Rogers Orock|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Witwatersrand - Enchanting Politics: Elites, Freemasonry and Conspiracy Theories in French Central Africa

George Kodie Frimpong
George Kodie Frimpong|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of English, University of Ghana - Functional investigation of registers across genres from native and non-native contexts

Annel Helena Pieterse
Annel Helena Pieterse|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, University of the Western Cape - Texts Bewitched: Reading the Supernatural in South Africa

Elizabeth Kilines Sekwiha Gwajima
Elizabeth Kilines Sekwiha Gwajima|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Literature, University of Dar es Salaam - Zanzibarian Myths in Oral Literature and the Indian Ocean Complex

Emmanuel Saboro
Emmanuel Saboro|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of English, University of Cape Coast - Memories of the Slave Expereince in Ghanaian Folklore

Mehitabel Iqani
Mehitabel Iqani|Abstract

Associate Professor, Media Studies, University of Witwatersrand - Luxury Consumption in Africa: Aesthetics, Markets and Politics

Musa Sadock
Musa Sadock|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of History, University of Dar es Salaam - HIV/AIDS and social exclusion in Mbozi district, Tanzania 1980s-2016

Sharlene Khan
Sharlene Khan|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, School of Fine Art, Rhodes University - Masquerading as a South African postcolonial visual arts strategy post-1994

Daines Sanga
Daines Sanga|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Creative Arts, University of Dar es Salaam - The Struggle for Space:Youth Participation in 'Ngoma' in globalizing Tanzania

Jimam Timchang Lar
Jimam Timchang Lar|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of History and International Studies, University of Jos - Plural Policing,Trans-Border Security, and Mobility on the Nigerian-Nigerien Frontier in the Neoliberal era (1986-the present)

Samaila Suleiman
Samaila Suleiman|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of History, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria - Policing local histories: The Nigerian history machine and the production of Middle Belt historiography

Godfrey Maringira
Godfrey Maringira|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, University of the Western Cape - Soldiers as Victims of War: Congolese and Zimbabawean Soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (1998-2002)

Rebecca Swartz
Rebecca Swartz|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Historical Studies, Stellenbosch University - Colonial Education in the British Empire, 1830 - 1880

Zintombizethu Zethu Matebeni
Zintombizethu Zethu Matebeni|Abstract

Senior Researcher, Insitute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa - TALASI: Queer Vernaculars of Non-Conformity in Southern Africa

David Ekanem Udoinwang
David Ekanem Udoinwang|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of English, Akwa Ibom State University - Anglophone African Autobiographies on National Liberation Struggles and the Memories of Colonial Experience

Khwezi Mkhize
Khwezi Mkhize|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Cape Town, South Africa - A Home Made Empire: South Africa and the Imperium before World War II

Chidi Ugwu
Chidi Ugwu|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - “We do not Father another’s Child”: An Exceptional Filiation Practice among the Igbo of Southeast Nigeria: The Enugwu-Ezike Village Group

Susana Molins Lliteras
Susana Molins Lliteras|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Historical Studies Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Book Project for the Dissertation: "Africa starts in the Pyrenees: The Fondo Kati, between al-Andalus and Timbuktu"