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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.

Francisca Adzo Adjei
Francisca Adzo Adjei|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Linguistics, University of Ghana - Learning to Express Motion Events in Ewe

Edith B. Lyimo
Edith B. Lyimo|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Literature, University of Dar es Salaam - The Portrayal of Gender Stereotyping in Kiswahili Children's Literary Books in Tanzania

Edem Adotey
Edem Adotey|Abstract

Graduate Assistant, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana - Chieftaincy among the Ewe astride the Ghana-Togo Boundary, c. Early Nineteenth Century to Present

Happinos Marufu
Happinos Marufu|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam - Foraging Communities in Northern Zimbabwe: An Archaeological Study of Human Behaviour during the Late Stone Age

Wasiu Ogunboye Alabi
Wasiu Ogunboye Alabi|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, University of Ibadan - The Urban-Rural Interface in Ibadan, 1900-1999

Cleopas Chika Mba
Cleopas Chika Mba|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Philosophy, University of Ibadan - Fanon's Cultural Humanism and the Challenge of Global Justice

Lengji Nudiya Danjuma
Lengji Nudiya Danjuma|Abstract

Lecturer, Language and Linguistics, University of Jos - The Applicability of Three Selected Syntactic Elements in the Description of African Languages and Implication for the Theory of Universal Grammar (UG): Ngas, Hausa, and Fulfulde as Case Studies

Titilayo Tilewola Nwaokoro
Titilayo Tilewola Nwaokoro|Abstract

Graduate Student, History, University of Ibadan - Women, Education, and Social Change in Ondo, 1875 - 2008

Reginald Akuoko Duah
Reginald Akuoko Duah|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Linguistics, University of Ghana - Syntax and Semantics of Causative Constructions in Akan

Oluwatoyin Ogundeji
Oluwatoyin Ogundeji|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Dramatic Arts, University of Ibadan - An Evaluation of Women's Contributions to the Popular Culture of the Yoruba Travelling Theater

Adeola Adijat Faleye
Adeola Adijat Faleye|Abstract

Lecturer, Linguistics and African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University - A Semiotic Investigation of Àwòrò-Ò?sé? and Ìsinrò Festivals among the Ìlá-Ò?ràngún Ìgbómìnà People

Stephen Toyin Ogundipe
Stephen Toyin Ogundipe|Abstract

Researcher, English, Obafemi Awolowo University - Hybridity and the Invention of Olanrewaju Adepoju's Poetry

Ebuka Elias Igwebuike
Ebuka Elias Igwebuike|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, English, University of Ibadan - A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Representations of the Nigerian-Cameroonian Bakassi Peninsula Border Conflict

Robert Ojambo
Robert Ojambo|Abstract

Lecturer, History, Kyambogo University - The Land Question in the Sociopolitical Conflicts in the Former Districts of Bukedi and Bugisu in Eastern Uganda,1900-2007

Chukwuezugo Krydz Ikwuemesi
Chukwuezugo Krydz Ikwuemesi|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Fine & Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - Art among the Igbo of Nigeria and Ainu of Japan In the Postcolonial Era

Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale
Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan - Space, Sexuality, and Power in Bodija Market Ibadan, Nigeria

Elizabeth Kyazike
Elizabeth Kyazike|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History and Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam - Cultural Interactions in the Upper Nile Catchment Areas, 5000-1500 Before Present

Ayodeji Isaac Shittu
Ayodeji Isaac Shittu|Abstract

Graduate Student, English, University of Ibadan - The Genre of Ethnoautobiography and Nigerian Migrant and Travel Poetry in English