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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.

Mawuyram Quessie Adjahoe
Mawuyram Quessie Adjahoe|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Music, University of Cape Coast - The Notation System of Gyil (Xylophone) Music of Ghana: An Alternate Approach

Folasade Oyinlola Hunsu
Folasade Oyinlola Hunsu|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Obafemi Awolowo University - Engendering an Alternative Approach to Reading African Women’s Construction of “Self” and “Other” in Autobiography

Jeremiah O. Arowosegbe
Jeremiah O. Arowosegbe|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan - The State, Democracy, and Development in the Works of Claude Ake

Evelyn Kisembe
Evelyn Kisembe|Abstract

Doctoral Student, University of Ghana - Investigating Social and Educational Factors in the Success of English Learning: The Case of Ghana

Nasir Mohammed Baba
Nasir Mohammed Baba|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University - Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Integrated Qur'anic Curriculum as an Instructional Design for Dispensing Basic Education in Zamfara State

Augustine Uka Nwanyanwu
Augustine Uka Nwanyanwu|Abstract

Doctoral Student, English Studies, University of Port Harcourt - Chinua Achebe’s Fiction: A Study in Stylistic Criticism

Dinnah Enock
Dinnah Enock|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Fine and Performing Arts, University of Dar es Salaam - Stylistic Evolution of Modern Makonde Sculpture In Tanzania

Celestino Oriikiriza
Celestino Oriikiriza|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Linguistics, Makerere University - Elicitation and Arrangement of Meanings of Words in the Lexicography of Less Documented Languages

Chinwe Roseann Ezeifeka
Chinwe Roseann Ezeifeka|Abstract

Doctoral Student, English Language and Literature, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Power Relations and Linguistic Repression in Print Media and Political and Gender Discourses: The Nigerian Experience

Omon Merry Osiki
Omon Merry Osiki|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Department of History and Strategic Studies, University of Lagos - A History of Trafficking Across the Nigeria-Benin Border, 1914-2005

Gbenga Fasiku
Gbenga Fasiku|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Philosophy, Obafemi Awolowo University - A Physicalist Understanding of Phenomenal Consciousness