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African Humanities Program Postdoctoral 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. Postdoctoral awards are listed below; also see dissertation completion awards.The program is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Read more about this fellowship program.

Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

Kayode Ayobami Adeduntan
Kayode Ayobami Adeduntan|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, African Studies, University of Ibadan - Limen of the Actual and the Fabulous: Conceptual Blurs and Cross-Roads in Yoruba Narrative Performance

Heidi Hattingh
Heidi Hattingh|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University - The Impact of Democracy on the South African Social Documentary Photographer

Gbemisola Aderemi Adeoti
Gbemisola Aderemi Adeoti|Abstract

Adjunct Professor, English, Obafemi Awolowo University - Politics and the Urban Experience in Postcolonial West African Literature

Obafemi Jegede
Obafemi Jegede|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, Religious Studies, University of Ibadan - Oath-taking, Shrines and Jurisprudence in Yoruba and Igbo Religions of Nigeria

Oladiipo Jacob Ajiboye
Oladiipo Jacob Ajiboye|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, Linguistics, African & Asian Studies, University of Lagos - A Morphosyntatic Account of Five Yoruba Dialects: Oyo, Ikale, Moba, Igbomina, and Owe

Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi
Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, History, University of Witwatersrand - Bantustans and Ethnicity: The Crystallization and Fragmentation of the Transvaal Ndebele during and after Apartheid

George Akanlig-Pare
George Akanlig-Pare|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Linguistics, University of Ghana - A Study of the Structure and Function of Tone in Three Relatively Lesser Known Gur Languages of Ghana

Leketi Makalela
Leketi Makalela|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, University of Limpopo - Morpho-syntactic Properties of Black South African English: An Investigation of Institutionalization Trends in Limpopo Province

Rose Mary Amenga-Etego
Rose Mary Amenga-Etego|Abstract

Faculty, Study of Religions, University of Ghana - Probing the Religio-Cultural Roots of Witchcraft: A Journey into the Mystical World of the Nankani

Munyaradzi Manyanga
Munyaradzi Manyanga|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, Archaeology, University of Pretoria - Objects, Texts, and Narratives: Reconstruction of the Shashi-Limpopo Cultural Landscape in the Last 2000 Years

Nana Aba Appiah Amfo
Nana Aba Appiah Amfo|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Linguistics, University of Ghana - A Typology of Multi-Clausal Constructions in Kwa

Aaron Mushengyezi
Aaron Mushengyezi|Abstract

Associate Professor, Literature, Makerere University - Translating Ugandan Oral Literature for Children: Audience, Form, and Social Relevance

Joseph Arko
Joseph Arko|Abstract

English, University of Cape Coast - School Literacies Vernacular Literacies of Ghanaian Rural Communities

Akachi Odoemene
Akachi Odoemene|Abstract

Lecturer, African History, University of Ibadan - Aladimma Indigenous Conflict Management and Peace-making Mechanism: Theory, Practice, and Prospects for Contemporary African Conflicts

Dominica Dipio
Dominica Dipio|Abstract

Literature, Makerere University - Gender Representation in African Film Narrative: A Feminist Critical Approach

David Olugbenga Ogungbile
David Olugbenga Ogungbile|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, Religious Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University - Cultural Memories, Performance, and Meanings in Indigenous Festivals and Celebrations among the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria

Godknows Eric Kofi Dorvlo
Godknows Eric Kofi Dorvlo|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, University of Ghana - Language Use In Education In Schools In Minority Language Areas - The Case of Logba

Imani Sanga
Imani Sanga|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Fine and Performing Arts, University of Dar es Salaam - Music and Postcolonial Space: Aesthetics, Practices, and Politics of Contemporary Music in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Gertrude Fester
Gertrude Fester|Abstract

Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, University of the Western Cape - Creed, Culture, Colour – The Construction of Western Cape Women Slaves, South Africa (1843- 2003)

Tracie Chima Utoh-Ezeajugh
Tracie Chima Utoh-Ezeajugh|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Harnessing Traditional Body Design Idioms for Contemporary Theatre Practice: The Igbo Uli Heritage

Ibrahim Haruna Hassan
Ibrahim Haruna Hassan|Abstract

Religious Studies, Nasarawa State University - The Thoughts of Sokoto Scholars on Development

Michael Wessels
Michael Wessels|Abstract

Adjunct Faculty, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Interpretation of the Oral Narratives of the Xam Bushman and Other Southern African Khoisan Peoples