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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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Abayomi Olusola Awelewa
Abayomi Olusola Awelewa|Abstract

PhD Candidate, English, University of Ibadan - Unending Quest for the Lost Self in New Nigerian Writings from the Diaspora

Victoria Oluwamayowa Ogunkunle
Victoria Oluwamayowa Ogunkunle|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, English, Federal University Oye-Ekiti - Performance, Participation and Cultural Meaning in MTN Project Fame Music Reality Show: A Multimodal Approach

Eyitayo Tolulope Ijisakin
Eyitayo Tolulope Ijisakin|Abstract

Lecturer, Fine & Applied Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University - Unveiling the treasures of Printmaking in contemporary Nigerian art

Aminu Ado Saidu
Aminu Ado Saidu|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, History, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University - A Historical Assessment of Forest Conservation Policies in Northern Nigeria: A Case Study of Katsina Emirate

Hamisi Mathias Machangu
Hamisi Mathias Machangu|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, History, University of Dar es Salaam - Ethics of Drug Trials on Human Subjects in Tanzania, 1950-1980

Chidi Ugwu
Chidi Ugwu|Abstract

Sociology & Anthropology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - Negotiating Connections: An Indigenous Ethnography of the Local Landscape of a Transnational Health Intervention in Southeast Nigeria

Esther Msaky
Esther Msaky|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, History, University of Dar es Salaam - A History of Tuberculosis in Kilimanjaro Region, 1920s to 1960