Fellow Cohorts

The Next Generation Social Sciences Africa Program has awarded 150 fellowships to date. Select a cohort year below to view a list of the fellows and their research topics.

2012-2013

Dissertation Completion

    • Benjamin Ajal, Islamic University in Uganda
      "Local Community Participation in Forest Conservation in Mount Elgon National Park"
    • Stephen Akoth, University of the Western Cape
      "Human Rights Modernities: Practices of the Luo Council of Elders in Contemporary Western Kenya"
    • Fabius Alya, Gulu University
      "Access to Justice in Northern Uganda: Restorative and Retributive Justice Discourse in International Law"
    • Michael Ayamga, University of Development Studies
      "Land Tenure, Farm Investment, and Technical Efficiency in Ghana"
    • Bernard Dubbeld, Stellenbosch University
      "Becoming Homeless: Superfluity, Governance, and the Experience of Insecurity in Glendale, South Africa"
    • Cleophas Karooma, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
      "Rwandan Refugees in Southwestern Uganda: Their Attitudes and Responses to Repatriation 1994-2011"
    • Igeme Katagwa, Makerere University
      "From the Bush to the Community: Framework for the Reintegration of Former Child Rebel Combatants (FCRCs) in Northern Uganda"
    • Kathleen McDougall, Stellenbosch University
      "Familiar Present, Familial History: Change, Afrikaner Culture Politics, and the Threat of History Repeating"
    • Eric Ochen, Makerere University
      "Life Beyond the Bush: Examining the Challenges and Opportunities for Reintegration of Formerly Abducted Child Mothers in Northern Uganda"
    • David Olema, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
      'Organized Violence and Mental Health of Families Living in Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Northern Uganda"
    • Mathew Senga, University of Dar es Salaam
      "Social Networks and Collaboration in Management of Natural Resource and Protection of Livelihoods: Reflections from Rural Communities in East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania"
    • Verdiana, Tilumanya, University of Dar es Salaam
      "Land Use and Livelihood Changes in the Mount Rungwe Ecosystem, Tanzania"

Dissertation Research

      • Neissan Besharati, University of Witswatersrand
        "Evaluating Effectiveness of Development Institutions in South Africa"
      • Elias Courson, Niger Delta Univeristy
        "The Geography of Conflicts in Nigeria's Niger Delta"
      • Oluyemi Oyenike Fayomi, Covenant University
        "The Diaspora and Nigeria-Ghana Relations (1979-2009)"
      • Peter Jimoh, Lagos State University
        "An Interrogation of Commitment to Conflict-Sensitive Journalism in the Nigerian Print Media Coverage of the Jos Violent Crisis"
      • Emmanuel Letete, University of Cape Town
        "Essays on Political and Economic Institutions, Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Development in Kenya"
      • Godfrey Maringira, University of the Western Cape
        "The Life of Exiled Zimbabwean Ex-Soldiers in South America: Coping with the Repressed Memories of War and Political Violence"
      • Fankie Monoma, Stellenbosch University
        "Wartime Propaganda in the Union of South Africa, 1939-45"
      • Kemi Ogunsola, University of Ibadan
        "ICT Deployment: Readiness and Quality of Service as Predictors of E-Government Services Usage Provided by Selected Government Agencies in Nigeria"
      • Ebunoluwa Popoola, Ahmadu Bello University
        "The Protection of Environmental Rights Under International Law: A Comparative Study of Industrial Pollution Control in Nigeria and South Africa"
      • Eria Serwajja, Busitema University
        "Examing the Land Question in Resettlement: A Case of Post-Conflict Uganda"
      • Gugulethu Siziba, University of Zimbabwe
        "Languages and the Politics of Identity in South Africa: The Case of Shona and Ndebele Migrants in Johannesburg"
      • Samaila Suleiman, Bayero University
        "The Middle Belt in Nigeria: An Alternative Historiography"
      • Comfort Ugbem, Benue State University, Makurdi
        'Dynamics of Identity Construction Among Ethnic Groups in Benue State"
      • Joseph Usar, University of Jos
        "An Economic Analysis of Retail Pharmaceutical Market in Nigeria: Towards Access Expansion and Policy"

Dissertation Proposal

        • Issac Addo, University of Cape Coast
          "Finding Durable Solutions to Refugee Problems in Buduburam Camp of Ghana: Refugees, Ghana Refugee Board, and UNHCR's Perspectives"
        • Rosemary Kinmani, Central University College
          "Communicating for Sustainable Behavior Change: A Process Evaluation of the Anti-FGM Interventions in Tharaka District of Eastern Kenya"
        • Edwin Ngowi, University of Dodoma
          "The Interface between Information and Communication Technologies and Sustainable Agro-Livestock Livelihoods: A Study of Selected Rural Areas of Tanzania"
        • Lukmon Oderinde, Redeemer's University
          "Taxation and the Economics of Oil Investment Projects in Nigeria"
        • Robert Ojambo, Kyambogo University
          "The Land Question in the Socio-Political Conflicts in Bugisu and Bukedi in Eastern Uganda: 1900-1998"
        • Natasha Shivji, University of Dodoma
          "From Merchant Capital to Finance Capital: The Hawala System in Somalia from 1991-2001 from a Historical and Comparative Perspective"
        • Natalie Zahringer, University of Witswatersrand
          "An Investigative into the Institutionalization of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Norm"
2013-2014

Dissertation Completion

        • Adewale Aderemi, Lagos State University
          "Oil and the Politics of Economic Development in Rentier States: Nigeria and Indonesia in Comparative Perspective 1966-1998"
        • Godfrey Maringira, University of the Western Cape
          "Soldiering in Exile: The Life of Exiled Zimbabwean Soldiers in South Africa"
        • Jean Pierre Misago, University of Witswatersrand
          "Migration, Governance, and Violent Exclusion: Exploring the Politics of Xenophobic Violence in Post-Apartheid South Africa"
        • Kalyango Ronald Sebba, Makerere University
          "Returning Home: Gender and Choice among IDPs in Northern Ghana"
        • Eria Serwajja, Busitema University
          "Examining the Land Question in Resettlement: A Case of Post-Conflict Northern Uganda"
        • Samaila Suleiman, Bayero University, Kano
          "The Nigerian History Machine: Institutional Practices and the Production of Middle Belt Historical Discourse"
        • Comfort Ugbem, Benue State University, Makurdi
          "The Dynamics of Identity Construction Among Ethnic Groups in Benue State"
        • James Wasike Mangeni, Makerere University
          "Cultural Understandings of Mental Illness in a Fragile Context: A Critical Ethnography of Karamoja, Uganda"
        • Longi Felix Yakubu, University for Development Studies
          "Mamprusi-Kusasi Relations, 1902-2000: A study in Inter-Ethnic Conflicts in Northern Ghana"

Dissertation Research

          • Patience Adzande, Benue State University, Makurdi
            "Analysis of the Determinants of Crime Pattern in Makurdi Town"
          • Ngozi Emeka-Nwobia, Enonyi State University, Abakaliki
            "A Pragmatic Analysis of the Perlocutionary Force in Nigerian Former President Olusegun Obasanjo's Political Speeches"
          • Siphokazi Magadla, Rhodes University
            "The 'Combative Mother' and the Aftermath of Liberation: Narrow and Broader Implications of the Integration of Female Ex-Combatants for the Process of Demobilization in Post-Apartheid South Africa"
          • Iddy Magoti, University of Dar es Salaam
            "Ethnic Identity and the State: The Dynamics of Intra- and Inter- Ethnic Relations in Mara River Basin, 1900-2010"
          • Lindiwe Makhunga, University of Witswatersrand
            "Examining the Parliamentary Politics of Women's Presence in Post-Genocide Rwanda and Post-Apartheid South Africa"
          • Richard Mbunda, University of Dar es Salaam
            "Peasant Agriculture and the Quest for Food Sovereignty in Tanzania"
          • Uche Okpara, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
            "Climate Change, Water Resources, and Conflict: Evidence and Proposed Policy Responses"
          • Muazu Shehu, Gombe State University
            "Religion and Land Degradation in Northeast Nigeria"

Dissertation Proposal

            • Ishaq Alhassan, University of Ghana, Legon
              "Participatory Local Development Planning in Ghana, 1996-2010"
            • Kwasi Amakye-Boateng, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
              "State Legitimacy, Political Conflict, and Democratization"
            • Scholastica Atata, University of Ibadan
              "Biafra Renaissance and Development in Democratizing Southeastern Nigeria"
            • Umesh Bawa, University of the Western Cape
              "Using Photovoice to Elicit Young People's Representations of Peace and Security in their Communities"
            • Elgidius Ichumbaki Bwinabona, University of Dar es Salaam
              "Built Heritage Assets as part of the Current Environmental Landscape: The Case of Central Coastal Tanzania"
            • Prudence Byambwenu, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
              "Land Rights and Food Security in Uganda: Assessing the Influence of Women's Land Rights on Food Security in Bushenyi District"
            • Edmore Chitukutuku, University of Witswatersrand
              "Rebuilding and Reliving Memories of Militia bases of Political Violence in Zimbabwe: The Search for Political Legitimacy and the Making of History in Post- 2000 Crisis"
            • Yaliwe Clarke, University of Cape Town
              "Feminist Notions of Peace and Security: Experiences of Women's Rights Activists in Uganda
            • Mary Ejang, Gulu University
              "Social Networks and Rural Livelihood Patterns in the Post-Conflict Northern Uganda"
            • Akin Iwilade, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife
              "Civil Society and the Democratization of Regional Security Governance in West Africa"
            • Idris Jamo, Ahmadu Bello University
              "Local Government and Service Delivery: A Study of Selected Local Governments in North Western Nigeria"
            • Miraji Kitigwa, The Open University of Tanzania
              "Different 'Terrorisms,' Different 'Wars,' on Terror: Why Tanzania Does Not Take Part in a War Against Somalia's Al-Shabaab"
            • Simangele Mayisela, University of Witswatersrand
              "Corporal Punishment: Socio-Cultural Practices and Perspectives of South African Primary School Teachers"
            • Wendo Mlahagwa, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
              "Re-examining Social Reintegration Dynamics of Formerly Abducted Mothers in Post Conflict Northern Nigeria"
            • Mildred Mushinga, University Kwazulu-Natal
              "Dissident Women's Sexualities? The (Un)Making of a New Local Sexual Marketplace: Situating the 'Small House' in Zimbabwe"
            • Abdul-Gafar Oshodi, Lagos State University
              "Political Economy of Sino-Africa Infrastructural Development Partnership: A Study of Nigeria"
            • Madelein Stoffberg, University of the Free State
              "The Transformation of Public Space in South Africa"
            • Nathaniel Umukoro, Delta State University
              "Regime Types, Human Rights Violation, and Conflict Escalation in the Niger Delta, 1993-2007"
2014-2015

Dissertation Completion

              • Patience Adzande, Benue State University, Makurdi
                "Analysis of the Determinants of Crime Pattern in Makurdi Town"
              • Herbert Ainamani, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
                "Traumatic Experiences, Working Memory Functions, and Aggressive Behavior Among the Congolese Refugees in Uganda"
              • Mary Ejang, Gulu University
                "Social Networks and Rural Livelihood Patterns in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda"
              • Ngozi Emeka-Nwobia, Ebonyi State University
                "A Pragmatic Analysis of Selected Political Speeches of Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo"
              • Iddy Magoti, University of Dar es Salaam
                "Ethnic Identity and the State: Dynamics of Ethnic Relations in the Mara River Basin, 1900-2010"
              • Lindiwe Makhunga, University of Witswatersrand
                "Examining the Parliamentary Politics of Women's Presence in Post-Genocide Rwanda and Post-Apartheid South Africa"
              • Mike Mavura, Rhodes University
                "Transnationalism and Re-thinking International Relations in Southern Africa: The Case of Short-Term Cross-Border Migration from Zimbabwe to South Africa"
              • Richard Mbunda, University of Dar es Salaam
                "Peasant Agriculture and the Quest for Food Sovereignty in Tanzania"
              • Felicia Odame, University for Development Studies
                Non-Formal Education and Social Chance in the Nadowli District of Ghana: Reality or Mirage?"
              • Robert Ojambo, Kyambogo University
                "The Land Questions in the Socio-Political Conflicts in the Former Districts of Bukedi and Bugisu in Eastern Uganda: 1990-2007"

Dissertation Research

                • Chidi Amaechi,University of Nigeria, Nsukka
                  "Traditional Peacebuilding in Nigeria: The Case of the Umuada (Daughters of the Community) in Igboland up to 2010"
                • Umesh Bawa, University of the Western Cape
                  "African Youth Constructions of Safety: A Multi-Country Photovoice Study"
                • Prudence Byambwenu, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
                  "Woman Land Rights and Household Food Security in Uganda: A Case of the Bushenyi District"
                • Yaliwe Clarke, University of Cape Town
                  "Exploring Feminist Notions of Peacebuilding in Africa; Experiences of Women Activists in Northern Uganda"
                • Harriet Efanodor, Delta State University, Abraka
                  "The Impact of Contemporary Globalization Policies on Rural Women in Nigeria"
                • Isy India Geronimo, University of Witswatersrand
                  "Policing Sex"
                • Decide Mabumbo, University of Pretoria
                  "Understanding the Dynamics of Large Scale Investments in Biofuels in Zimbabwe and South Africa"
                • Simangele Mayisela, University of Cape Town
                  "Corporal Punishment: Socio-cultural Practices of Teachers in a South African Primary School"
                • Tsitsi Jane Mpofu-Mketwa, University of Cape Town
                  "'Asihlali phantsi!'A Study of Agency Among isiXhosa-Speaking Women Traders from a Cape Town Township"
                • Paschal Mugabe, University of Dar es Salaam
                  "To Examing the Effects of Climate Variability on Food Consumption in Tanzania: The Case of the Bagamoyo District"
                • Mildred Mushinga, University of KwaZulu Natal
                  "The 'Small House:' An Ethnographic Investigation into Economically Independent Women and Sexual Networks in Zimbabwe"
                • Xichavo Alecia Ndlovu, University of Witswatersrand
                  "Sustaining the Unsustainable? Political Institutions and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa's Resource Economies"
                • Madelein Stoffberg, University of the Free State
                  "Spatial Transformation and Political Change: Production of Space in Selected Community Centers Built After Democracy in South Africa"
                • Nathaniel Umukoro, Delta State University
                  "Regime Types, Human Rights Violation, and Conflict Escalation in the Niger Delta"
                • Nkhaba Jantjie Xaba, University of Stellenbosch
                  "A Comparison of Afrikaner Economic Empowerment and Black Economic Empowerment: A South African Case"

Dissertation Proposal

                  • Patience Addo, University of Ghana, Legon
                    "Effects of Climate Change on Social Networks and Gender Inequality and the Implication for Food Security in Fishing Communities in Ghana"
                  • Peninah Agaba, Makerere University
                    "Determinants of Utilization of Maternal Health Services Among Refugees in Nakivale Refugee Camp, Uganda"
                  • Oluwagbemiga Ajayi, Osun State University
                    "Structural Violence in Nigeria: How Religion Depoliticizes Young People and Silences Their Voice"
                  • Ndubuisi Ani, University of KwaZulu Natal
                    "The Africa Union's Role in Providing African Solutions to African Conflicts"
                  • Adole Raphael Audu, University of Maiduguri
                    "Political Violence and the Development of Nigeria: A Study of Yobe State"
                  • Margaret Ayansola, Adeleke University
                    "Conflict Reporting of Conflict Escalation? An Assessment of the Role of Nigerian Press in the Coverage of Religious Conflicts in Nigeria, 1999-2013"
                  • Maame Brobbey, University of Ghana, Legon
                    "Ghana's Security Burden: Youth Unemployment and Illegal Gold Mining"
                  • Anthony Diala, Madonna University
                    "Recognition of Living Customary Law in Nigeria: Women's Access to Land Under Customary Law of Succession in Southeast Nigeria"
                  • Nkosiyazi Dube, University of Witswatersrand
                    "Informal Social Security Systems as a Viable Alternative to Formal Social Security Systems: A Study of Selected Stokvels in South Africa's Gauteng Province"
                  • Olugbenga Falase, University of Ibadan
                    "The Politics of Forest Governance in Southwestern Nigeria"
                  • Azindow Iddrisu, University of Ghana, Legon
                    "The Impact of Land Use Change on Food Security in Northern Region Ghana"
                  • Sauda Nabukenya, Kyambogo University
                    "Uganda's 1995 Constitution and Conflict Management: Challenges and Opportunities of Democratization and Peacebuilding"
                  • Leigh-Ann Naidoo, University of Witswatersrand
                    "From Intellectuals to Functionaries?: A Brief History of Black Teacher Consciousness in South Africa, 1970-2013"
                  • Emeka Thaddues Njoku, University of Ibadan
                    "Counter-Terrorism and Civil Society in Nigeria"
                  • Oni Ebenezer Oluwole, Crescent University
                    "The Politics of Election Petitions in Nigeria's Fourth Republic"
                  • Madalitso Phiri, University of South Africa
                    "South Africa and Brazil's Comparative Political Economy of Development: Durable Inequalities Under Progressive Social Policy Reforms—The Humanist Imperative"
                  • Yusuf Serunkuma, Makerere University
                    "Making Biographies in Somali Poetry: Sculpting a Somaliland Identity Outside of Somalia"
                  • Solomon Sika-Bright, University of Cape Coast
                    "Nature of Maternal Employment and Its Influences on Exclusive Breastfeeding in Cape Coast"
2015-2016

Dissertation Completion

      • Chidi Amaechi, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
        “Traditional Peacebuilding in Nigeria: The Case of the Umuada (Daughters of the Community) in Igboland up to 2010”
      • John Baligira, Makerere University
        “Land Rights and Conflict in Uganda: A Case Study of Kibaale District Since 1962”
      • Edmore Chitukutuku, University of Witswatersrand
        “Rebuilding Liberation War Militia Bases: Reproducing Memories of Political Violence in Post-2000 Crisis in Zimababwe”
      • Anthony Diala, Madonna University
        “Recognition of Living Customary Law in Nigerian Legal System: Women’s Matrimonial Property Rights in Southeast Nigeria”
      • Numvi Gwaibi, University of Pretoria
        “Decentralization and Community Participation: An Ethnography of Local Development and Municipal Politics in Cameroon”
      • Simon Kizito, Makerere University
        “Maternal Mental Health: A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Predictors and their Impact on Infant Growth and Development in Post-War Torn Rural Masaka District, Uganda”
      • Simangele Mayisela, University of Cape Town
        “Corporal Punishment: Cultural-Historical Practices of South African Primary School Teachers”
      • Jacqueline Mgumia, University of Dar es Salaam
        “Choices on Money: Entrepreneurship, Livelihood, and Youth Aspiration in Tanzania”
      • Odette Murara, University of the Western Cape
        “Performing Diversity: Everyday Social Interaction among Migrants from the Great Lakes Region and South Africans in Cape Town”
      • Mildred Mushinga, University of Kwazulu-Natal
        “The Small House: An Ethnographic Investigation into Economically Independent Women and Sexual Networks in Zimbabwe”
      • Sifiso Ndlovu, University of Witswatersrand
        “Ethnic Identity in Post- Apartheid South Africa: A Case Study of Southern Ndebele Identity in the KwaMhlanda Region in Mpumalanga Province”
      • Xichavo Ndlovu, University of Witswatersrand
        “Sustaining the Unsustainable? Political Institutions and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Resource Economies”
      • Lawrence Ocen, Lira University College
        “Reading Monuments: Politics and Poetics of Memory in Postwar Northern Uganda”
      • Kester Onor, University of Ibadan
        “United States Africa Command and Human Security in Africa”

Dissertation Research

      • Bolutide Adefehinti, University of the Western Cape
        “Exploring Child Poverty in South Africa: Incorporating Children’s Views into Child Poverty Measurement via Participatory Poverty Assessment and Quantitative Methods”
      • Toyin Ajao, University of Pretoria
        “Citizen Journalism, A Catalyst for Conflict Transformation in Africa: A Case of Ushahidi Crowd-Sourcing Platform in Kenya”
      • Oluwagbemiga Ajayi, Osun State University
        “Religiosity as Depoliticization: Pentecostalism, Youth, and Structural Violence in Nigeria”
      • Simbarashe Gukurume, University of Cape Town
        “Pentecostal Charismatic Churches, Prosperity Gospel, and Upwardly Mobile University Students in Zimbabwe: Two Case Studies of PCCs at the University of Zimbabwe”
      • Lauren Hutton, University of Johannesburg
        “Interrogating Fragility and Intervention in the Greater Horn of Africa”
      • Bernadine Jones, University of Cape Town
        “From the Miracle to the Mundane: South Africa’s Five General Elections on Television News”
      • Emilly Maractho, Uganda Christian University
        “Media, Women, and Public Life in Uganda: Interrogating Representation, Interaction, and Engagement”
      • Sithembile Mbete, University of Pretoria
        “The ‘Middle Power’ Debate Revisited: South Africa on the United Nations Security Council 2007-2008 and 2011-2012”
      • Emeka Njoku, University of Ibadan
        “Counter-Terrorism and Civil Society in Nigeria”
      • Ebenezer Oni, Crescent University
        “The Politics of Election Petitions in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic”
      • Madalitso Phiri, University of South Africa
        “Durable Inequalities under Progressive Social Policy Reforms—A Comparative Study of South Africa and Brazil”
      • Yusuf Serunkuma, Makerere University
        “Making Somaliland: Poetry, Song, and the Campaign for International Recognition”
      • Thobekile Zikhali, University of Witswatersrand
        “Power and Hydro-Hegemony: Understanding the Dynamics of Transboundary Water Interactions in the Incomati International River Basin and Their Impact on Southern Africa’s Regional Peace and Security after Apartheid”

Dissertation Proposal

      • Innocent Badasu, University of Ghana
        “The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding: A Case Study of West Africa”
      • Frederick der Bebelleh, University for Development Studies
        “Managing Development-Induced Livelihood Vulnerabilities: A Study of Ghana’s Bui Dam Affected Peoples’ Livelihood Changes”
      • Carolé Cilliers, North-West University
        “Intersexed Bodies and Medicine in South Africa”
      • Noleen Leach, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
        “The Paralegal: Access to Justice and the Transformation of the Legal Profession in South Africa”
      • Irene Mngutyo, Benue State University
        “Street Utilization Patterns and Sustainable Urbanization in Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria”
      • Ruth Murambadoro, University of Pretoria
        “Transnational Justice and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: A Comparative Study on Tradition-Based Approaches in Three Ethnic Rural Communities”
      • Olivia Nankinga, Makerere University
        “Health Status and Well Being of Children in Uganda: A Comparative Analysis of Childcare Arrangements in Relatively Secure and Post Conflict Areas”
      • Simbarashe Nyuke, University of Witswatersrand
        “Fear of Violence and the Pentecostalization of Everyday Life Among Migrants in Johannesburg”
      • Moses Ohaegbuchi, University of Ibadan
        “Peacebuilding and Social Transformation by Women Societies in Post-Civil War Southeast Nigeria”
      • Phillip Oketcho, Makerere University
        “Ethnic Conflicts and the Dilemma of Ethnic Identity in Uganda”
2016-2017

Dissertation Completion

  • Semeneh Asfaw, Makerere University
    “Youth Politics in Addis Ababa: Towards a Popular History of Revolution in Ethiopia, c. 1950-1974”
  • Umesh Bawa, University of the Western Cape
    “African Youth Constructions of Safety: A Multi-Country Photovoice Study
  • B Camminga, University of Cape Town
    “Bodies Over Borders and Borders Over Bodies: The Journey of the ‘Gender’ Refugee and the Imagined South Africa”
  • Yaliwe Clarke, University of Cape Town
    “Exploring Feminist Notions of Peacebuilding in Africa: Experiences of women Activists in Northern Uganda”
  • Bernadine Jones, University of Cape Town
    “From Miracle to The Mundane”
  • Senzeni Ncube, University of Cape Town
    “Fast Track Land Reform and Social Change: A Case of Bubi District, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe, 2000-2015”
  • Temitope Ogungbemi, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    “Patterns of Interaction on Boko Haram Insurgency in Online Newspapers”
  • Madalitso Zililo Phiri, University of South Africa
    “Social Assistance in National Social Policy Architectures: A Comparative Study of South Africa and Brazil's Selected Districts”
  • Yusuf Kajura Serunkuma, Makerere University
    “Making Somaliland: Popular Culture, Identity, and International Recognition”
  • Thobekile Zikhali, University of Witswatersrand
    “Power, Hydro-Hegemony and Their Impact on Southern Africa’s Regional Peace and Security: The Case of the Incomati International River Basin”

Dissertation Research

  • Christiana Oluwatosin Akinjobi-Babatunde, Obafemi Awolowo University
    “A Historical Analysis of Nigerian Women Peacekeepers in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Africa”
  • Haydee Bangerezako, Makerere University
    “Lake communities and hinterland relations: Formation of a political community on Lake Tanganyika in the 19th century Burundi”
  • Yonas Ashine Demisse, Makerere University
    “Developmentalism in Africa: A Geneology of the Ethiopian Developmental State”
  • Isaac Dery, University of Cape Town
    “Ghanaian Men and the Performance of Masculinity: Negotiating Gender-based Violence in Post-colonial Ghana”
  • Olugbenga Samuel Falase, University of Ibadan
    “The Politics of Forest Governance in South-Western Nigeria”
  • Pedzisai Maedza, University of Cape Town
    “Chains of Memory in the Postcolony: Performing Collective Remembering in Namibia and Zimbabwe”
  • Ruth R. Murambadoro, University of Pretoria
    “Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: A Case Study on Tradition-based Approaches in Two Local Communities”
  • Wellington Mvundura, University of Witswatersrand
    “Operating under the Radar: Rethinking Forestry Plantation Workers’ Resistance & Quiescence in Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands, Chimanimani District”
  • Leigh-Ann Naidoo, University of Witswatersrand
    “Black Student Intellectuals and the New Student Movement in South Africa: The Case of the Rhodes Must Fall Movement”
  • Cecilia Lwiindi Nedziwe, Rhodes University
    “Beyond State-centrism: Informal Regionalization by Gender-based Civil Society and Its Implication for Future Region-building in Southern Africa”
  • Phillip Oketcho, Makerere University
    “Symbolic Identities: Language, Conflict, and Identity Making in Uganda”
  • Marion Atieno Ouma, University of South Africa
    “Social Protection Policy Making in Kenya: A Study of The Dynamics of Policy Transfer”

Dissertation Proposal

  • Bernadette Araba Adjei, University of Ghana, Legon
    “Water Resources Governance in Ghana; Outcomes of Formal and Customary Management Frameworks – Selected Case Studies”
  • Lydia Amoah, University of Ghana, Legon
    “Women, Peace, and Security: A Study of Akan Queenmothers as Intermediaries in Conflict Resolution”
  • Moduppe Elizabeth Animashaun, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    “Commercial Sex Workers and Gender Violence in Communities Along the Southern Axis of Nigeria-Benin Republic Border Corridor”
  • Alusa Susan Doreen, Murdoch University
    “Acculturation and the Radicalization of Young Women in Kenyan Universities”
  • Aminu Dramani, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
    “Ethnic Conflict Resolution in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of the Bawku Conflict in Northern Ghana”
  • John Mwangi Githigaro, United States International University, Nairobi
    “The Insecurity Within? Pathways to Youth Radicalization in Kenya's Nairobi and Mombasa County”
  • Joseph Lucky Kidega, Uganda Martyrs University
    “Uganda’s Military Interventions in Sovereign States: An Analysis of UPDF Interventions in South Sudan and DRC”
  • Blessed Magadzike, University of Cape Town
    “Rewriting Post-colonial Representations and Historical Omissions: The Case of Refugees in Zimbabwe's War of Liberation”
  • Sisanda M. Mguzulwa, University of Cape Town
    “An Exploration of Youth Violence Perceived Impact on Young People and The Reaction of the Community Towards Youth Violence”
  • Norah N. Mose, Maseno University
    “Lexical Pragmatic Choices of 2013 Kenyan Presidential Campaign Discourse in Conflict Management”
  • Wilfred Nasong'o Muliro, University of Nairobi
    “Addressing Emerging Security Challenges in Africa: The Relationship between Somalia Peace Support Operations and Organized Crime in East Africa”
  • Sallek Yaks Musa, University of Stellenbosch
    “Military Internal Security Operation: Creating security or insecurity for society? The case of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria”
  • Job M. Mwaura, University of Witswatersrand
    “The Role of Social Media In Protest Behavior and Activism: A Study of Bloggers in Kenya”
  • Patricia Ndhlovu, University of Witswatersrand
    “Understanding the Shifting Dynamics of Resistance and Claim-making in South Africa: A Case Study of Duncan Village 1980- 2015”
  • Ajumeze Henry Obi, University of Cape Town
    “The 'Theatre of the Bloody Metaphor': the Aesthetics of Violence in Modern Nigerian Drama and Theatre”
  • Yahya Sseremba, Makerere University
    “Beyond Class and Ethnicity: A Genealogical study of the social violence in the Rwenzori Region of Uganda”
2017-2018

Dissertation Completion

  •  Toyin Ajao, University of Pretoria
    "Citizen Journalism and Conflict in Africa: The Ushahidi Platform in Kenya's 2008 Post-Election Violence"
  • Innocent Babili, University of Bagamoyo
    "A Novel Theory for Clarifying Successes of Decentralized Forest Management: Institutional Dynamics and Institutional Performance in Babati District, Tanzania"
  • Ernest Bagson, University of Ghana
    "The Place and Space of Informal Crime Prevention Strategies in Urban Ghana"
  • Haydee Bangerezako, Makerere University
    "Lake Communities and Hinterland Relations: Histories of Politics of the Imbo Region on Lake Tanganyika in the 19th and 20th Century"
  • Yonas Demisse, Makerere University
    "Developmetalism in Africa: a Geneology of Ethiopian Developmetal State"
  • Olugbenga Samuel Falase, University of Ibadan
    "The Politics of Forest Governance in South- Western Nigeria"
  • Ruth Nekura Lekakeny, University of Cape Town
    "Evaluating Integration as a Means of Fulfilling State Obligation to Address Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls: A Comparative Study of Integration Models in Kenya and South Africa"
  • Tsitsi Jane Mpofu-Mketwa, University of Cape Town
    "'Asihlali phantsi!" A Study of Agency Among isi-Xhosa- speaking Women Traders in a Cape Town Township
  • Ruth Murambadoro, University of Pretoria
    Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: A Case Study on Tradition-Based Approaches in Two Local Communities"
  • Leigh-Ann Naidoo, University of the Witwatersrand
    "Black Student Intellectuals and the New Student Movement in South Africa: The Case of the Rhodes Must Fall Movement 2015-2016"
  • Marion Atieno Ouma, University of South Africa
    "Social Protection Policy Making in Kenya: A Study of the Dynamics of Policy Transfer"
  • Netsanet Weldesenbet, Makerere University
    "Topographies of Memories: Remembering Asmara through Personal Histories, Metaphors of Place and Time from Ethiopia (1952-1975)"

Dissertation Research

  • Bernadette Araba Adjei, University of Ghana
    "Water Resources Governance in Ghana—Outcomes of Formal and Customary Management Frameworks"
  • Patricia Serwaa Afrifa, University of Ghana
    "Changing Cultures of Care in Ghana: The Commercialization of Childcare and its Impact on Development in Neoliberal Urban Accra"
  • Moduppe Elizabeth Animashaun, University of Ibadam
    "Commercial Sex Workers and Gender-Based Violence in Communities Along Benin Republic- Nigeria Border Corridor"
  • Norah Atambo, Kenyatta University
    "Language, Gender, and Power: The Discursive Construction of the Kenya National Assembly Politician"
  • Innocent Badasu, University of Ghana
    "The Role of CSOs in Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa: The Case of Ghana"
  • Carina Bruwer, University of Cape Town
    "Understanding and Responding to Maritime Trafficking off the East African Rim: Do the Measures against Piracy off the Horn of Africa Provide a Model?"
  • Carolé Cilliers, University of the Witwatersrand
    "Intersex Bodies and Medicine in South Africa"
  • John Githigaro, United States International University—Nairobi
    "Community Based Approaches to Countering Youth Radicalization in Kenya's Nairobi and Mombasa Counties"
  • Safiyya Goga, University of Stellenbosch
    "Clothing and Becoming Muslim in Post-Apartheid Johannesburg: the Politics of Middle Class Women's Distinction"
  • Juma Marmo, University of Dar Es Sallam
    "The Co-existance and Conflicts over Land Use between Farmers and Pastoralists in Kiteto Districts from 1945-2010"
  • Simbarashe Nyuke, University of the Witwatersrand
    "Pentecostal Urbanism? Exploring the Experiences of Immigrants in Johannesburg"
  • Ajumeze Henry Obi, University of CApe Town
    "The Bio-politics of Violence in the Theatre of the Niger Delta"
  • Yahya Sseremba, Makerere University
    "A Historical and Political Inquiry into the Political Violence in the Rwenzori Area of Western Uganda"
  • Albano Troco, University of the Witwatersrand
    "Electoral Politics in Post-conflict Angola, 2008-2017: Furthering Democracy or Sustaining Authoritarian Rule?"

Dissertation Proposal

  • Titilope Folarin Ajayi, University of Ghana
    "Unmasking Invisibilities: Politics of Resistance/ Mobilizing Against Violence in a Militarized Age"
  • Peter Awodi, University of Ibadan
    "Embedding Conflagaration: Large-Scale Land Acquisition, Women's Land Rights and Farmers-Herders Conflict in North-Central Nigeria"
  • Oluwaseun Bamidele, Ekiti State University
    "Securing the Local: The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and the Struggle against Terrorism in the North-Eastern Region of Nigeria"
  • Stephen Temitope David, University of the Freestate
  • John Mary Kanyamurwa, Nairobi University
    "Citizen Competence and Local Governance in Uganda: the Case of Mbarara District"
  • Nicodemus Minde, United States International Universty
    "Political Parties, Democratization and Constitutional Developments in the Tanganyika-Zanzibar Union"
  • Margaret Monyani, University of the Witwatersrand
    "Implications of Securitisation on the Human Security of Somali Women Refugees in Nairobi, Kenya"
  • Rosemary Nakijoba, University of the Western Cape
    "Gender, Child Labour and Disability Among War Affected Communities in Northern Uganda"
  • Thatshisiwe Ndlovu, University of the Witwatersrand
    "Uluthwala in Rural South Africa: Abduction Marriage as a Site of Contention between state policies, human rights and customary law in rural Kwazulu Natal and Eastern Cape"
  • Evarist Ngabirano, Makerere University
    "Beyond Ethnic Violence: A Genealogical Study of the Bakiga Culture and Politics in Kigezi and the Diaspora"
  • Maxine Rubin, University of Cape Town
    Exit, Voice and Loyalty: A Theoretical Case Study of African States' Behaviour in Relation with the International Criminal Court
  • Aloys Rwehabura Rugazia, University of Capte Town
    "Petroleum Framework for Land Acquisition and Compensation in Tanzania: A Conflict Mitigating Approach"
  • Abdullahi Hamisu Shehu, Ahmadu Bello University
    "Performing Religion in Northern Nigeria: A Study of the Maukibi (of Qadriyya) Religious Procession in Kano, 1958-2015
  • Specioza Twinamasiko, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
    "Oil Discovery and Compensation over Land: Conceptualizing the Risks and Vulnerability of Women's House Hold Livelihoods in Albertine Graben, Uganda