Under Its Andrew Mellon Foundation supported Advanced Humanities Fellowships, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, has awarded the first batch of grants to five fellows. The Advanced Humanities fellowships aims at supporting senior academics working in the humanities produce work that helps map new theoretical and methodological terrains in the study of the humanities in Africa.Number of visits: 617
Sinfree Makoni: Professor of Applied Linguistics and African Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in the African Studies Program at Pennsylvania State University, USA. Prof Makoni’s study will focus on “Southern Multilingualisms: Toward decolonizing the sociolinguistics of Africa”.
Kenneth Inyani Simala: Professeur de Kiswahili et de linguistique culturelle à l’Université des Sciences et Technologies, Masinde Muliro au Kenya et Secrétaire Exécutif fondateur de la Commission du Kiswahili de l’Afrique de l’Est. Son projet portera sur le devenir des sciences humaines dans les universités et la société africaines.
Catarina Gomes and Cesaltina Abreu: Senior research fellows at the Catholic University of Angola’s Social Science Laboratory. Their joint project will focus on the critical making of Humanities. They would examine the experiences of Public Humanities and Environmental Humanities in postcolonial Angola.
Fabien Affo: Lecturer and Research Coordinator at the University of Parakou in Benin Republic. His project will focus on the renewal of the humanities in Africa: producing scientific knowledge for well-being.
Thierno Mouctar Bah: Professor of Peace and conflict studies and Director of Research and Publication at the Dakar Center for Advanced Defense and Security Studies. Prof Bah’s study will focus on the Changing nature of the security terrain in Africa.