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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.

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

Ihuoma Akinremi
Ihuoma Akinremi|Abstract

Lecturer, Languages and Linguistics, University of Jos - The Syntax of English Verbs in Intra-Sentential Code-Switching: A Comparison of Three English-African Language Pairs

Irikidzayi Manase
Irikidzayi Manase|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, English, University of Venda - The Post-2000 Land Invasions in Zimbabwe: A Study of Literary and Cultural Representations, 2000-2006

Jemima Akosua Anderson
Jemima Akosua Anderson|Abstract

Lecturer, English, University of Ghana - Politeness: Some Perspectives from Africa

Fainos Mangena
Fainos Mangena|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa, University of Fort Hare - On Ubuntu and Retributive Punishment: An Ethical Investigation

Michael Andindilile
Michael Andindilile|Abstract

Lecturer, Literature, University of Dar es Salaam - The Anglophone African Literary-Linguistic Continuum: English and Indigenous African Languages in African Literary Discourse

Eyo Offiong Mensah
Eyo Offiong Mensah|Abstract

Examinations Officer, Linguistics & Communication Studies, University of Calabar - Awutu-Efutu Personal Names: Sociolinguistic and Grammatical Insights

Alexander Chinwuba Asigbo
Alexander Chinwuba Asigbo|Abstract

Lecturer, Arts and Theatre Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - From Ritual to Mercantile Art: A Study of the Ikeji Masquerade Performance of Arondizuogu

Hugues Steve Ndinga-Koumba-Binza
Hugues Steve Ndinga-Koumba-Binza|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Language & Speech Technology, Stellenbosch University - A Comparative and Phonetico-Phonological Experimental Study of Preferred Syllable Structures in Zulu and Xhosa Adoptives

Abosede Rashidat Omowumi Babatunde
Abosede Rashidat Omowumi Babatunde|Abstract

Academic Administrator, The Polytechnic, Ibadan - The Role of Culture and Belief Systems in the Management of Oil-Induced Conflict in Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria

Koblowe Obono
Koblowe Obono|Abstract

Faculty, Mass Communication, Covenant University - Sounds, Symbols, and Scripts of African Sexuality: An Analysis of Language Dynamics in Traditional Ugep, Southern Nigeria

Okaka Opio Dokotum
Okaka Opio Dokotum|Abstract

Lecturer, Literature, Kyambogo University - Contemporary Western Literary and Filmic Representations of Africa: Reproducing the Colonial Template

Freeborn Odiboh
Freeborn Odiboh|Abstract

Lecturer, Fine Arts & Applied Art, University of Benin - Africanizing a Modern African Art History Curriculum for Tertiary Institutions, from an African Perspective

Gloria MT Emezue
Gloria MT Emezue|Abstract

Lecturer, English, Ebonyi State University - Dialogizing Postcolonial African Poetry: A Study of Selected Poetry Collections from Western, Eastern, and Southern Africa

Mark Benge Okot
Mark Benge Okot|Abstract

Lecturer, Literature, Makerere University - Gender, Identity, and Power in Acoli Song Performances

Felix Abidemi Fabunmi
Felix Abidemi Fabunmi|Abstract

Department Head, Linguistics & African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University - A Vigesimal Numeral Derivational Morphology of Five Yorùbá Dialects

Shani Omari
Shani Omari|Abstract

Lecturer, University of Dar es Salaam - The Role of Bongo Fleva in Tanzanian Literature and Culture

Folasade Olayinka Ifamose
Folasade Olayinka Ifamose|Abstract

Lecturer, History, University of Abuja - Industrial Policy and Implementation in Nigeria: The Case of Ajaokuta Steel Complex, 1958-1992

Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale
Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale|Abstract

Faculty, Social Sciences, University of Ibadan - The Dynamics of Tokunbo Phenomenon and Imported Second-Hand Economy in Southwestern Nigeria

Wendy Isaacs-Martin
Wendy Isaacs-Martin|Abstract

Fellow, Political & Governmental Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University - How National Identity is Formed in Frustration and Alienation by Employing the Scapegoat Mechanism

Adoyi Felix Onoja
Adoyi Felix Onoja|Abstract

Lecturer, History, Nasarawa State University - Issues in Policing the Benue Province: Towards Understanding and Mitigating Contemporary Insecurity in Central Nigeria

Ibrahim Abdulganiy Jawondo
Ibrahim Abdulganiy Jawondo|Abstract

Faculty, History, University of Ilorin - Women and the Development of Islamic Scholarship in Ilorin Emirate, 1960-2000

Agatha Ijeoma Onwuekwe
Agatha Ijeoma Onwuekwe|Abstract

Lecturer, Music, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Collection, Notation, and Analysis of Women’s Indigenous Compositions of Funeral Songs in Ekwulobia Autonomous Community

Ikenna Kamalu
Ikenna Kamalu|Abstract

Senior Manager, English, University Press Plc - Abiku in Ben Okri’s Imagination of Nationhood

Ifeanyichukwu Onwuzuruigbo
Ifeanyichukwu Onwuzuruigbo|Abstract

Lecturer, Sociology, University of Ibadan - Struggling for Space: Urban Cemeteries and Burial Spaces in Ibadan, Southwestern Nigeria

Adalbertus Kamanzi
Adalbertus Kamanzi|Abstract

Lecturer, Development Studies, University of Dodoma - An Ethnomethodological Study of Modernity's Influence on the Ecosophies of Local People

Paul Osifodunrin
Paul Osifodunrin|Abstract

Lecturer, History, University of Lagos - Better Dead than Missing: Child Kidnapping (gbomogbomo) in Lagos, 1945-1999

Agnes Kamya
Agnes Kamya|Abstract

Faculty, Makerere Institute of Social Research - Gender, Class, and Cultural Change under Democratization in Uganda

Ruth Simbao
Ruth Simbao|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Fine Arts, Rhodes University - Contemporary Art of the Global South: New Engagements Between South Africa and China

Susan Nalugwa Kiguli
Susan Nalugwa Kiguli|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Literature, Makerere University - Oral Poetry and Popular Song in South Africa and Uganda: A Study of Contemporary Performance