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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.

Read more about this fellowship program.

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Godson Ahortor
Godson Ahortor|Abstract

PhD Candidate, Study of Religions, University of Ghana - Soteriological Beliefs and Ethical Values of the Tongu Mafi People

Harriet Najjemba
Harriet Najjemba|Abstract

PhD Candidate, Open & Distance Learning, Makerere University - Utility of Indigenous Agricultural knowledge in Food Production: Buganda From late 18th Century to 1997

George Katoto Ambindwile
George Katoto Ambindwile|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, History & Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam - Market-Driven Rice Farming and Environmental Changes in the Usangu Plains-Tanzania, 1945 - 2000

Greg Orji Obiamalu
Greg Orji Obiamalu|Abstract

Lecturer I, Linguistics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Aspects of the Morphosyntax of Igbo Functional Categories: A Minimalist Approach

Kayode Ayobami Atilade
Kayode Ayobami Atilade|Abstract

Lecturer II, Foreign Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University - Towards Deconstructing Home in Tahar Ben Jelloun's Novels: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Abayomi Oluseyi Ogunsanya
Abayomi Oluseyi Ogunsanya|Abstract

PhD Candidate, Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan - Hausa Migrants, Communication Strategies and Place-Making in Sabo, Sagamu, Southwest Nigeria

Salisu Bala
Salisu Bala|Abstract

Program Coordinator, Nigeria Arabic Manuscript Project (Namp), History, Ahmadu Bello University - History of Origin, Spread and Development of Tijjaniyyah Sufi Order in Hausaland: Case Study of Zaria City Circa 1835-1935

Morufu Bukola Omigbule
Morufu Bukola Omigbule|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, English, Obafemi Awolowo University - Representations of Mythic Realities in Selected Annual Ritual Festivals in Ile-Ife