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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.

Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina
Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, History & International Studies, Osun State University - 'Runaway Wives' of Yoruba Chiefs and the Narratives of Women's Sexuality in Colonial Nigeria

Dina Adhiambo Ligaga
Dina Adhiambo Ligaga|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Media Studies, University of Witwatersrand - Reading the public script: mediation of everyday life in Kenyan popular media

Esther Serwaah Afreh
Esther Serwaah Afreh|Abstract

Lecturer, English, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - Metaphor and Creativity in Ghanaian Magazine Advertising

Gerald Chikozho Mazarire
Gerald Chikozho Mazarire|Abstract

Senior Lecturer and Postdoc Fellow, History & International Studies, Stellenbosch University - Chishanga: Landscape, History and Memory in Southen Zimbabwe c.1750-2000

Akinmade Timothy Akande
Akinmade Timothy Akande|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, English, Obafemi Awolowo University - Multilingual Practices in Nigerian Army Barracks

Adebayo Mosobalaje
Adebayo Mosobalaje|Abstract

Lecturer I, English, Obafemi Awolowo University - Erotic Music, Women and the Contemporary Yoruba Society

Harrie Uvietobor Bazunu
Harrie Uvietobor Bazunu|Abstract

Lecturer I, Fine and applied Arts, Delta State University, Abraka - Igun N’ Ugboha (Ugboha Blacksmiths): The Unsung Benin Empire Builders

Nambalirwa Helen Nkabala
Nambalirwa Helen Nkabala|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Religions and Peace Studies, Makerere University - Understanding the Use of Old Testament Texts by the Lord's Resistance Army

Joanna Boampong
Joanna Boampong|Abstract

Lecturer, Modern Languages, University of Ghana - Accounting for Hispanophone Perspectives in New African Writing: Sefi Atta, Fatou Diome and Guillermina Mekuy

Okechukwu Charles Nwafor
Okechukwu Charles Nwafor|Abstract

Lecturer II, Fine & Applied Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - The Fabric of Friendship: Asọ ebì and the Moral Economy of Amity in Nigeria

DeValera Nana Botchway
DeValera Nana Botchway|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, History, University of Cape Coast - The “Craft Of Bruising” And Azumah "Ring Professor" Nelson: A Social History Of Ghanaian Boxing

Ifeyinwa Genevieve Okolo
Ifeyinwa Genevieve Okolo|Abstract

Tutor, General Studies, University of Ibadan - Sexual Violation of Men in Selected African Prose Fiction

Grace Diabah
Grace Diabah|Abstract

Lecturer, Linguistics, University of Ghana - Representation of Gender Identities in Ghanaian Commercial Adverts: Sustaining or Challenging Gender Stereotypes?

Henri Ajayi Oripeloye
Henri Ajayi Oripeloye|Abstract

Lecturer I, English/Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University - Representations of Exile in Anglophone West African Poetry

Florence Ebila
Florence Ebila|Abstract

Lecturer, Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University - Gender and Nationalism in African Women’s Political Autobiographies: The Case of Wangari Muta Maathai, Elizabeth Bagaaya Nyabongo and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Jordan Samson Rengshwat
Jordan Samson Rengshwat|Abstract

Lecturer, Historical Theology, Theological College of Northern Nigeria - The Sudan United Mission British Branch 1934-1977: An Examination of the Mission's Indigenous Church Policy

Rebecca Hodes
Rebecca Hodes|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for the Humanities in Africa, Huma - The medical history of abortion in South Africa, c. 1950 - 2010

Kayode Michael Samuel
Kayode Michael Samuel|Abstract

Research Fellow/Lecturer I, Music, University of Ibadan - The Challenge of Gender: Emergence of Female Drummers Among the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria

Folasade Oyinlola Hunsu
Folasade Oyinlola Hunsu|Abstract

Lecturer I, English, Obafemi Awolowo University - Engendering an Alternative Approach to Reading Otherness in African Women's Autobiography

Moses Terhemba Tsenongu
Moses Terhemba Tsenongu|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, English, Benue State University - Historicizing the Literatures of Minority African Cultures through Biography: The Case of Tiv Oral Poetry

Adediran Daniel Ikuomola
Adediran Daniel Ikuomola|Abstract

Lecturer I, Sociology & Anthropology, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria - Socio-historical Conception of Albinism and the Corollary effect on Albinos’ Sexuality in South Western Nigeria

Evassy Amanda Tumusiime
Evassy Amanda Tumusiime|Abstract

Lecturer, Visual Communication and Multimedia, Makerere University - Art and Gender: Imag[in]ing the New Woman in Contemporary Ugandan Art

Angelus Angelo Kakande
Angelus Angelo Kakande|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Industrial Art and Applied Design, Makerere University - Surviving as Entrepreneurs: Contemporary Ugandan Art and the Era of Neoliberal Reform

Emmanuel Chukwuemenam Umezinwa
Emmanuel Chukwuemenam Umezinwa|Abstract

Lecturer II, Music, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Collection, Notation and Analysis of Ezenduka's Compositions and their Significance in Igbo Liturgical History (1962 - 2012)

Pamela Khanakwa
Pamela Khanakwa|Abstract

Research Fellow, Institute of Social Research, Makerere University - Carving Men and Nationhood: Struggles in Male Circumcision among the Bagisu in Twentieth-Century Uganda