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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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Kudus Oluwatoyin Adebayo
Kudus Oluwatoyin Adebayo|Abstract

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan - International Migration and Formation of Nigerian Trade Diaspora in Guangzhou, China

Laury Lawrence Ocen
Laury Lawrence Ocen|Abstract

PhD Candidate, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University - Reading Monuments: Politics and Poetics of Memory in Post-war Northern Uganda

Olubunmi Funmi Adegbola
Olubunmi Funmi Adegbola|Abstract

PhD Candidate, English Department, University of Ibadan - Linguistic Representations of Public Reactions and Points of view in the Discourses of Homosexuality in the Nigerian Print Media

Ndukaku Okorie
Ndukaku Okorie|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Philosophy, Obafemi Awolowo University - Ethical Universalism and The Impartialist Thesis

Ada Agada
Ada Agada|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Benue State University - The Problem of God's Existence in the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant

Blessing Nonye Onyima
Blessing Nonye Onyima|Abstract

Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Pastoral Economy and Access to Health Care Systems among Cattle Nomads in Ibarapa South-western Nigeria

Ashura Jackson
Ashura Jackson|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, History Department, Mkwawa University College of Education - Socio-economic and Political Dynamics on the Development of African Independent Churches in Mbeya Region, 1920s-1985

Saheed Oke Raheem
Saheed Oke Raheem|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of English., Obafemi Awolowo University - A Sociolinguistic Study of Identity (Re)construction on Nairaland Online Forum

Hauwa Sani Mohammed
Hauwa Sani Mohammed|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Department of English and Literary Studies, Ahmadu Bello University - A Linguistic Stylistic Analysis of Gender Variations in Selected Television News Reportage

Gideon Yohanna Tambiyi
Gideon Yohanna Tambiyi|Abstract

International School of Prophecy and Biblical Studies - Recovering Matthean Text of the Holy Family in Africa: A Greek and Coptic Reconstruction in African Biblical Scholarship

Azuka Abigail Nzoiwu
Azuka Abigail Nzoiwu|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Fine and Applied Arts., Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Obituary Photographs and the imagination of Visual Modernities in Eastern Nigeria