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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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Philip Onoriode Aghoghovwia
Philip Onoriode Aghoghovwia|Abstract

Department of English Language & Literature, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Reading Perocultures in the Niger Delta: An Eco-critical Enquiry

Elinaza Mjema
Elinaza Mjema|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Archaeology and Heritage, University of Dar es Salaam - Archaeological Investigation of Early Swahili Burial Practices at Pangani Bay on the Northern Tanzania Coast

Kayode Ayobami Atilade
Kayode Ayobami Atilade|Abstract

Lecturer I, Foreign Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University - Towards Deconstructing Home: Discourse as Subversive Strategy in Tahar Ben Jelloun's Novels

Gibson Ncube
Gibson Ncube|Abstract

Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Stellenbosch University - Spaces and Temporalities: Literary Narratives and the Creation of a Queer Archive in North Africa

Joan-Mari Barendse
Joan-Mari Barendse|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature, University of South Africa - The Representation of Insects in Contemporary South African Literature

Jeremiah Nwankwegu
Jeremiah Nwankwegu|Abstract

Graduate Assistant, Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Ebonyi State University - Urban Youth Vernacular in South-Eastern Nigeria: A Pragmatic and Morphosyntactic Approach

George William Byarugaba
George William Byarugaba|Abstract

Department of Religion and Theology, University of the Western Cape - The Complex Relationship Between Human Dignity, Food Symbols, and Food Insecurity

Henrietta Mambo Nyamnjoh
Henrietta Mambo Nyamnjoh|Abstract

African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Religious Transnationalism and the Quest for Physical and Spiritual Healing: The Case of Cameroonian Migrants in Cape Town

Crispen Chinguno
Crispen Chinguno|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Society Work and Development Institute(SWOP), University of Witwatersrand - Shifting Dynamics of Strike Violence, Solidarity and Worker Insurgency: A Case of the Platinum Belt, 1982-2015

Greg Orji Obiamalu
Greg Orji Obiamalu|Abstract

Reader, Department of Lingusitics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Negation and Negation Marking Strategies in the Igbo Dialects: A Comparative Study

Anna-Marie Magdalena De Beer
Anna-Marie Magdalena De Beer|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Modern European Languages, University of Pretoria - Sharing the Burden of Testimony after the Genocide in Rwanda

Chukwuma Onyebuchi Okeke
Chukwuma Onyebuchi Okeke|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of Linguistics, Igo & other African Languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - The Enterface between Semantics and Pragmatics: Focus on Verbs of Perception in the Igbo Language

Reginald Akuoko Duah
Reginald Akuoko Duah|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana - Causatives in Kwa: Form, Structure and Meaning

Iwebunor Okwechime
Iwebunor Okwechime|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University - Spirituality and Youth Militancy in the Niger Delta, Nigeria.

Ngozi Ugo Emeka-Nwobia
Ngozi Ugo Emeka-Nwobia|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Ebonyi State University - Ideology and Identity Construction in the Discourse of Nigerian Pentecostal Pastors

Mutiat Titilope Oladejo
Mutiat Titilope Oladejo|Abstract

Lecturer II, History, University of Ibadan - Women and Petitions Writing in Colonial Yorubaland, 1900-1960

Willemien Froneman
Willemien Froneman|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Music, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Concertina Modalities: Modalities of Pleasure in 'White' South African Folk Music

Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale
Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale|Abstract

Institute of Child Health, University of Ibadan - Oju and Inu Structure the Transactional Space: Hegemony and Organization of Urban- Markets in Ibadan, Nigeria

Idom Thomas Inyabri
Idom Thomas Inyabri|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar - The Environment in Poetry from the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Neo Lekgotla laga (Lawrence) Ramoupi
Neo Lekgotla laga (Lawrence) Ramoupi|Abstract

Senior Researcher, Monitoring & Evaluation Directorate, Council on Higher Education, South Africa - A Culture History of Robben Island: Izingoma zoMzabalazo Esiqithini (Struggle Songs on Robben Island) Book & Documentary Film

Fridah Katushemererwe
Fridah Katushemererwe|Abstract

Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, English Language Studies and Communication Skills, Makerere University - Ordering and Combination of Verbal Affixes in Runyakitara

Abubakar Sani Sule
Abubakar Sani Sule|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of Archaeology, Ahmadu Bello University - Pots and People: Production Techniques as Tool for Delineating Extent of Hausa Cultural Boundaries in Nigeria

Demola Lewis
Demola Lewis|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan - Genesis and Intergenerational Transfer of Ubang Gender Diglossia

Clara Doo-Oron Stephanie Vande-Guma
Clara Doo-Oron Stephanie Vande-Guma|Abstract

Lecturer I, Department of Educational Foundations & General Studies, Federal University of Agriculture - The Bride Price Negotiation Discourse Among the Tiv of North Central Nigeria: Demeaning…Perhaps Not ?

Rasheedah Liman
Rasheedah Liman|Abstract

Lecturer II, Department of Theatre and Performing Arts, Ahmadu Bello University - Representing Boka and His Art of Medicine in Hausa Dramatic Traditions

Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Babcock University - Forging a Homeland: The Construction of ‘Home’ by Returnee Refugee Women in Liberia

Happinos Marufu
Happinos Marufu|Abstract

Visiting Scholar, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of Witwatersrand - Hunter-gatherers of Murewa-Mutoko Landscape: An Archaeological Study of Human Behaviour During Late Stone Age