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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.

Rafatu Abdulhamid
Rafatu Abdulhamid|Abstract

Lecturer, Philosophy & Religions, University of Abuja - Impacts of Shari'ah on the Life of Muslim Women of Sokoto and Zamfara States, Nigeria

Kizza Mukasa Jackson
Kizza Mukasa Jackson|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, African Languages - Luganda, Makerere University - Critical Discourse Analysis of the Use of Luganda Proverbs

Victoria Oluremi Adeniyi
Victoria Oluremi Adeniyi|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University - A Sociocultural Study of Christian Drama in Southwestern Nigeria

Emmanuel Kayembe Kabemba
Emmanuel Kayembe Kabemba|Abstract

Tutor, Languages and Literature, University of Cape Town, South Africa - African Literary Field and the Challenge of Writing Languages

Abiodun Afolabi
Abiodun Afolabi|Abstract

Archivist, National Archives, University of Ibadan - Taxation and Revolts among the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria, 1900-1970

Maxwell Kadenge
Maxwell Kadenge|Abstract

Lecturer, Linguisitics, University of Witwatersrand - Hiatus Resolution and Minimality Effects in Nambya

Komlan Agbedahin
Komlan Agbedahin|Abstract

Researcher, Sociology, Rhodes University - Female Young Veterans, Not Always Social Misfits: Liberian Experiences

Oswald Jotam Masebo
Oswald Jotam Masebo|Abstract

Lecturer, History, University of Dar es Salaam - Society, State, and Infant Welfare: Negotiating Medical Interventions in Colonial Tanzania, 1920-1950

Anamzoya Alhassan Suleman
Anamzoya Alhassan Suleman|Abstract

Lecturer, Sociology, University of Ghana - Opening a Door into the Private Lives of Dagomba Chiefs in Northern Ghana

Bernard Matolino
Bernard Matolino|Abstract

Lecturer, Philosophy & Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Consensus and Democracy in African Political Philosophy

Vera Ekuwa Mansa Arhin
Vera Ekuwa Mansa Arhin|Abstract

Research Fellow, Language, University of Ghana - Oral Akan Discourse and its Influence on the Construction of Academic Disciplinary Genres

Itoro Anietie Michael
Itoro Anietie Michael|Abstract

Lecturer, Linguistics, University of Uyo - A Socio-phonetic study of Proverb-riddle as an Aspect of Verbal Art in Traditional Anaang, Southern Nigeria

Noah Echa Attah
Noah Echa Attah|Abstract

Lecturer, History & International Studies, Osun State University - Possession by Dispossession: Interrogating the Growing New Wave of Investments and Land Grabbing in Nigeria

Kassomo Athanas Mkallyah
Kassomo Athanas Mkallyah|Abstract

Instructor, Fine and Performing Arts, University of Dar es Salaam - Affects and Effects of Indigenous Tanzanian Music Traditions in Christian Church Worship in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Ian Bekker
Ian Bekker|Abstract

Associate Professor, Languages, North-West University - The Linguistic Formation of South African English

Ngusekela Mona Mwakalinga
Ngusekela Mona Mwakalinga|Abstract

Lecturer, Fine and Performing Arts, University of Dar es Salaam - Interpreting Tanzanian Cinema through a Transnational Lens

Koni Benson
Koni Benson|Abstract

Visiting Research Associate, Historical Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Struggles within Struggles: Histories of Development, Displacement, and Demobilization of African Women’s Movements for Urban Survival in South Africa’s Past and Future

Jacinta Chiamaka Nwaka
Jacinta Chiamaka Nwaka|Abstract

Lecturer, History & International Studies, University of Benin - Inter-Group Relations in a Nigerian City: A Historical Explanation of Jos Conflict

Sylvia Bruinders
Sylvia Bruinders|Abstract

Lecturer, Music, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Parading Respectability: The Cutural and Moral Aesthetics of the Christmas Bands Movement in the Western Cape, South Africa

Kayode Omoniyi Ogunfolabi
Kayode Omoniyi Ogunfolabi|Abstract

Lecturer, English, Obafemi Awolowo University - Private Stories, Public Discourse: Textualizing Trauma in Recent Nigerian Women’s Fiction

Pastory Magayane Bushozi
Pastory Magayane Bushozi|Abstract

Lecturer, History and Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam - The Archaeological Investigation on Human Cultural Evolution at Magubike, Iringa, Tanzania

Ogaga Doherty Abraham Okuyade
Ogaga Doherty Abraham Okuyade|Abstract

Lecturer, English, College of Education, Warri - Variants of a Species: Retheorising the Postcolonial African Female Bildungsroman

Chinwe Roseann Ezeifeka
Chinwe Roseann Ezeifeka|Abstract

Lecturer, English Language and Literature, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Gender Stereotypes in Selected Igbo Folk Expressions: The Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective

Adeniyi Oluwagbemiga Osunbade
Adeniyi Oluwagbemiga Osunbade|Abstract

Lecturer, General Studies, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology - Pragmatic Strategies in Conflict-mediation Discourses of Ifa Diviners in Southwestern Nigeria

Nathan Osita Ezeliora
Nathan Osita Ezeliora|Abstract

Lecturer, English, Olabisi Onabanjo University - Lewis Nkosi (1936-2010): The Postcolonial Imagination and the Poetics of Newness

Nkosinathi Sithole
Nkosinathi Sithole|Abstract

Lecturer, Literary studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - African-Language Literature and South African Literature: Literary Merit and Politics in Literature

Rotimi Omoyele Fasan
Rotimi Omoyele Fasan|Abstract

Lecturer, Humanities & Culture, Osun State University - Popular Art, Alternative Imaginaries, and Being Retrieval

Kylie Thomas
Kylie Thomas|Abstract

Researcher, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape - (In)Visible Violence: Researching Visual Archives for Lost Histories

Fusheini Hudu
Fusheini Hudu|Abstract

Lecturer, Linguistics, University of Ghana - Theoretical Issues in Dagbani Phonology-Morphology Interface: A Cross-Dialectal Investigation

Jill Frances Weintroub
Jill Frances Weintroub|Abstract

Research Fellow, Rock Art Research Institute, University of Witwatersrand - "Offered to the World": An Intellectual Biography of the Life and Scholoarship of Dorothea Bleek