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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.

Shehu Jawondo Ayinde
Shehu Jawondo Ayinde|Abstract

Lecturer, Education, Kwara State College of Education - Sufi Arabic Poetry among Tijaniyyah Scholars in Ilorin Emirate, Nigeria

Peter Muhoro Mwangi
Peter Muhoro Mwangi|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Literature, Makerere University - The Politics of Gender in Gikuyu Nduumo Poetry: A Performance and Gender Approach

Antoni Majémbe Keya
Antoni Majémbe Keya|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Foreign Languages and Linguistics, University of Dar es Salaam - A Critical Discourse Analysis of Cross-Examination in the High Court of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam

Narteh Moses Nii-Dortey
Narteh Moses Nii-Dortey|Abstract

Research Fellow, African Studies, University of Ghana - Music, Ritual, and Dance of Nungua and Tema 'Kplejoo' Festival: A Performance Study

Shakila Halifan Mteti
Shakila Halifan Mteti|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Archeology, University of Dar es Salaam - Pottery Production in Tanzania from a Gendered Perspective: Comparative Study on Kisi and Pare, 1930 - 1980

Izuchukwu Ernest Nwankwo
Izuchukwu Ernest Nwankwo|Abstract

Assistant Teacher, English, Gombe State University - Theatrical Appraisal of Contemporary Nigerian Stand-Up Comedy

Olisa Godson Muojama
Olisa Godson Muojama|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, History, University of Ibadan - Nigeria and the International Economy, 1914-1960: A Case Study of Cocoa Exports in Colonial Nigeria

Musa Sadock
Musa Sadock|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, History & Archeology, University of Dar es Salaam - A History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Mbozi District, Tanzania, 1905-2005

Peace Musiimenta
Peace Musiimenta|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Women & Gender Studies, Makerere University - Redefined Subordination: Interrogating Educated Women's Life Experiences in Contemporary Uganda

Plan Shenjere
Plan Shenjere|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam - The Animal Economy of Prehistoric Early and Later Farming Communities