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

Adeyinka Olusola Adeoye
Adeyinka Olusola Adeoye|Abstract

Lecturer I, English, Ajayi Crowther University - Forms and functions of polyphony in selected doctrinal articles of Awake! and Life Christian magazines

Christowaja Ntandu
Christowaja Ntandu|Abstract

Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam - Socio-economic Aspects of Early Iron Working Period on Tanzanian Nothern Coast; A case of Maramba.

Esther Olukemi Ajiboye
Esther Olukemi Ajiboye|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Languages, Covenant University - Stance-taking in Nigerian digital communities: a critical discourse analysis of citizens’ engagements on Biafra agitations

Kwame Osei-Poku
Kwame Osei-Poku|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of English, University of Ghana - Ideology and Identity in Selected African Authored Travelogues in The West African Review Magazine in The Pre-Independence Period.

Mariam Laraba Birma
Mariam Laraba Birma|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of French, Ahmadu Bello University - Transposition and Modulation: A Comparative Study of The Bridge of Beyond and Juletane

Olushola Ebenezer Oyadiji
Olushola Ebenezer Oyadiji|Abstract

College of Education, Ila-Orangun Campus, Ekiti State University - Politeness in the Interactions of Nigerian News-Based Virtual Communities

Sanusi Ibrahim Chinade
Sanusi Ibrahim Chinade|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of English, Federal University Dutse - Analysis of the Paradigm Shift in the fictional works of Zaynab Alkali

Justice Eddie Quainoo
Justice Eddie Quainoo|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, University of Ghana - A corpus-driven discourse analysis of Ghanaian presidential inaugural addresses

Ajibola Akin Fabusuyi
Ajibola Akin Fabusuyi|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University - Evaluation of German Translations of Soyinka’s Aké: Years of Childhood and Achebe’s Arrow of God

(Yusuf) Joseph Kajura Serunkuma
(Yusuf) Joseph Kajura Serunkuma|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), Makerere University - Making Somaliland: Popular Culture, Identity and Recognition

Clifford Terhide Gbasha
Clifford Terhide Gbasha|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Christian Religious Studies, Taraba State University - Healing Ministry of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Tiv Society

Isaac Tibasiima
Isaac Tibasiima|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Literature, Makerere University - Song and Nation: A Study of Secondary School Music Competition Original Song Composition in Uganda

Mufutau Oluwasegun Jimoh
Mufutau Oluwasegun Jimoh|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, History, Federal University Birnin Kebbi - The management of Bubonic Plague and slum clearance in colonial Lagos: 1924-1957