PANGeA Early Career Fellows

PANGeA Early Career Fellows

The PANGeA Early Career Fellowship Programme was launch in 2017 with the aim of fostering excellence in African humanities and social sciences by providing a range of training and skill development courses for academic staff within the PANGeA network.

2018

Dr Abena Ampomah (Ghana)

PANGeA Partner: University of Ghana

Academic Profile:

Dr Abena Ampomah is a Lecturer in the College of Humanities, Department of Social Work at the University of Ghana. She received her PhD in Social Work in 2015. Her research interests include school social work, academic performance of basic school children, reproductive health and role of social work.

Recent publications:
2017. Junior high school students' use of their afterschool hours in Ghana: The role of household assets. Child & Youth Services, 231-251. doi: 10.1080/0145935X.2017.1316664.

2016. Effects of stakeholders conflicts on Community Development Projects in Kenya. Sage Open, 6(1), 2158244016635254.

2015. A spatio-temoral analysis of academic performance at the Basic Education Certificate Examination in Ghana. Applied Geography, 65, 1-12, doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.10.003.

2015. Factors contributing to spatial inequality in academic achievement in Ghana: Analysis of district-level factors using geographically weighted regression. Applied Geography, 62, 136-146. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.04.017

2014. Caught between Human Rights Abuse and Survival: The incidence of Child Labour in Obuasi. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(1).

Dr Allen Asiimwe (Uganda)

PANGeA Partner: Makerere University (Uganda)

Academic Profile:

Dr Allen Asiimwe is a Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Languages, Literature and Communication, Department of African Languages at Makerere University. In 2012 she received her PhD in African Languages from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Her research focuses on linguistics (syntax, morphology, information structure and discourse analysis).

Recent publications:
2016. Investigating the connection between the demonstrative and the definite morpheme -a in Runyankore-Rukiga. South African Journal of African Languages 36(1): 65-73.

Dr Fred Atoh (Kenya)

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile:

Dr Fred Atoh is currently a Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Linguistics and Languages at the University of Nairobi. He received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya in 2017. His research currently focuses on linguistics and music.

Recent publications:

2017. Bonface Mganga. In A Biography of Kenyan Musicians Volume 2. Government Press.

2016. Tracing some Support Mechanisms in Music for the Mother Tongue Experience. Vol 5. The University of Nairobi Journal of Language and Linguistics.

2015. Mapping out the Identity of African Arts and Aesthetics. 7(1). The Journal of Thought and Practice.

2011. Arthur Mudogo Kemoli (1945 -): The path of a musical giant. In A biography of Kenyan Musicians Volume 1. Government Press.

2011. Moi and Music Performance in Public and Private Universities: the case of University of Nairobi. In Music in Kenya: Developoment, Management, Composition and Performance. 53-70 ISBN 978 9966 023 00 1

2011. Poetic aspects of the Kenyan Patriotic Music during the Moi Era. In Music in Kenya: Developoment, Management, Composition and Performance. 53-70 ISBN 978 9966 023 00 1

Dr James Ikobwa (Kenya)

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile:

Dr James Ikobwa is a Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics and Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Nairobi. In 2013 Dr Ikobwa received his PhD in German from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His research interests include cross-cultural encounters in comtemporary literature, historical fiction, and literary witnessing.

Recent publications:
2018. Zur Fiktionalisierung des Zuegen in Hans Christoph Buchs Roman "Kain und Abel in Afrika". Berlin: Weidler Buchverlag.

2014. Geschichte und Geschichten in Uwe Timms Morenga. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag. 43-60.

2013. (Ost)afrikanische Germanistik: Entstehung und Entwicklung von Deutsch in Kenia. eDUSA. 8(1): 9-31.

2012. David Hohl als Zeuge des Genozids in Ruanda in Lukas Bärfuss "Hundert Tage". Jahrbuch fur Internationale Germanisitiek. 108:107-117.

2005. Opinion shaping in the Kenyan and German Press: A Comparative Analysis of Political Caricature. Nairobi: DAAD Africa. 400-410.

Dr Catherine Makhumula (Malawi)

PANGeA Partner: University of Malawi

Academic Profile:

Dr Catherine Makhumula is a Lecturer in the College of Humanities, Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Malawi. Her research interests include theatre, arts, and refugee studies. Dr Makhumula holds a PhD in Drama from Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Recent publications:
2018. The politics of intermediality in African theatre. Intermediality. 30-31, Forthcoming.

2018. Transmediating the tale: Gopala Davies' Barbe Bleue: A story of madness. Etudes. 3(1).

2017. Application of theatre and development for promoting youth agency in HIV prevention in Zomba City, Malawi. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi Children's Agency and Development in African Societies. Dakar, CODESRIA.

2013. Participatory Dramaturgy in TfD. Journal of Humanities.

Dr Almas Mazigo (Tanzania)

PANGeA Partner: University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

Academic Profile:

Dr Almas Mazigo holds a position as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History, Political Science and Development Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam. He received his PhD in Applied Ethics from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His research focuses on applied ethics.

Recent publications:
2017. Promoting social innovation through action research: Evidence from an empirical study in the fisheries sector of Ukerewe District in Tanzania. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 1-19.

Dr Hanah Mwaliwa (Kenya)

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile:

Dr Hanah Mwaliwa is a Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Kiswahili, University of Nairobi. She holds a PhD in Kiswahili Linguistics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Her current work focuses on Kiswahili, linguistics, bantu languages, and literature.

Recent publications:
2015. Nafasi ya Kiswahili katika Kueneza Shughui za Kidini. In Kiswahili na Maendeleo ya Jamii. Dar es Salaam: TUKI

2014. Nafasi ya Kiswahili katika Stesheni za Televisheni Nchini Kenya. In Ukuzaji wa Kiswahili: Dhima na Majukumu ya Asasi Mbalimbali. Nairobi: Focus Publishers.

2012. A Unified Orthography of Bantu Languages of Kenya. CASAS Monograph no. 249. Cape Town: CASAS.

2010. Kutiwa Jando. Mizungu ya Manabii. In Mizungu ya Manabii. Nairobi: Phoenix Publisers.

2007. Peremende. In Kurudi Nyumbani. Nairobi: Focus Publisers.

Dr Yamikani Ndasauka (Malawi)

PANGeA Partner: University of Malawi

Academic Profile:

Dr Yamikani Ndasauka holds a position as Lecturer in the Chancellor College, Faculty of Humanities at University of Malawi. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2016. His current work focuses on addiction, communitarianism, African philosophy.

Recent publications:
2017. Problematic use of WeChat, social interaction and locus of control among college students in China. PlosOne.

2017. Received view of Addiction, Relapse and Treatment. Springer Nature: Singapore.

2016. Excessive use of Twitter among college students in the UK: Validation of the Microblog Excessive Use Scale and relationship to social interaction and loneliness. In Computers in Human Behaviour. 55.

2016. Existence and Needs- A case for Equal Moral Consideration of Non-Human Animals. In Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics: Special Issues on Animal Ethics. 7(3).

Dr Emmanuel Ngwira (Malawi)

PANGeA Partner: University of Malawi

Academic Profile:

Dr Emmanuel Ngwira is a Lecturer in the Chancellor College, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English, University of Malawi. He holds a PhD in English Studies from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His current work focuses on contemporary art in Malawi.

Recent publications:
2017. Daughters of Eve: Portrayal of the Female Body in Selected HIV/Aids songs in Malawi. In Journal of Humanities. 25(2): 94-111.

2017. Gendering the Transnational: History, migration and material culture in Zoe Wicomb's "The One That Got Away" and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "The Thing Around Your Neck". In Social Dynamics. 43(2): 286-297.

2016. Reading the Gardening Trope in Zoe Wicomb's "Playing in the Light". In Current Writing. 28(2): 184-192.

2012. "He Writes About the World That Remained Silent": Witnessing Authorship in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Half of a Yellow Sun". In English Studies in Africa. 55(2): 43-53.

Dr Habil Otanga (Kenya)

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile:

Dr Habil Otanga is a Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology, University of Nairobi. He holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from Kenyatta University, Kenya. His current work focuses on the role of emotions in decision making.

Recent publications:
2015. Non-consensual sexual experiences and attitudes towards transactional and inter-generational sex among female adolescents in secondary schools in Kwale Country, Kenya. In International Journal of Current Research. 7(12): 23861-23866.

2015. Students' perception and attitude towards the role of guidance and counselling services in teachers colleges in Kenya. In International Journal of Contemporary Applied Sciences. 2(8): 1-21.

2015. Student teachers' anxiety and statisfaction with teaching practice among university students in Kenya. In International Journal of Education and Research. 3(8): 1-12.

2015. Students' and teachers' attitude and performance in chemistry in secondary schools in Kwale Country, Kenya. In International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education. 4(3): 39-43.

2015. Challenges in provision of free primary education in public primary schools in Mombasa Country, Kenya. In International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education. 2(5): 20-30.

2014. Relationship between demographic variables, organisational commitment and job satisfaction and organisational citizenship behaviour among primary school teachers, Coast province, Kenya. In International Journal of Contemporary Applied Sciences. 1(2): 30-54.

2014. Sources of personal teacher efficacy and influence on teaching methods among teachers in primary schools in Coast Province, Kenya. In Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science. 3(3): 190-195.

2014. Demographic variables, school time and future goals as predictors of school burnout: Mediating role of perceived instrumentality. In International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education. 1(7): 95-103.

2014. Contribution of personal characteristics and school-context factors to job satisfaction among primary school teachers in Coast Province, Kenya. In International Journal of Education and Research. 2(7).

2014. Moderating influence of teacher efficacy on individual and organisational determinants of job satisfaction among primary school teachers in Coast Province, Kenya. In Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science. 3(4).

2013. Family, peer and protective factors related to sex behaviour among urban adolescents in secondary schools in Mombasa Country, Coast province, Kenya. In International Journal of Education and Research. 1(5).

2001. (Book). Melodies of the motherland: An anthology of poems from Kenya. Nairobi: Claripress. ISBN 10(13)9966-915-27-3.

Dr Brian Semujju (Uganda)

PANGeA Partner: Makerere University (Uganda)

Academic Profile:

Dr Brian Semujju is a Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Languages, Literature and Communication, Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University, uganda. He holds a PhD in Cultural and Media Studies from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa in 2017. His current work focuses on media and communication theory.

Recent publications:

2018. (Book chapter). Newsmaking Practices in Uganda: A Comparative Framing Analysis of two leading newspapers. In H.M. Mabweazara (ed.). Newsmaking. Cultures in Africa: Normative Trends in the Dynamic of Socio-Political & Economic Struggles. Palgrave Macmillan.

2017. The Structure and News in Community Audio Towers. In Journal of Africa Media Studies. 9(2): 375-388.

2017. (Book chapter). Digital Media in Uganda: Where Regulation and Freedom of Expression Contracdictions are Sharpest. In N.A. Mhiripiri & T. Chari (eds). Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age. IGI-Global Publishing, Hershey, P.A.

2016. Introducing Community Audio Towers as an alternative to Community Radio in Uganda. In Journal of Alternative and Community Media. 1(1): 141-153.

2016. Community Audio Towers in Uganda. In Journal of Community, Citizen's and Third Sector. 8(5): 40-50.

2016. (Book chapter). ICT as an engine for community participation: An assessment of Uganda's community media. In H. Rahman (ed.) Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology. IGI-Global.

2015. Advancing a New Model for Community Media. In Journal of Film, Media and Communication. 1(1): 1-11.

2015. (Book chapter). Mobile phones influence on Journalism Practice in Africa: A review. In Y. Zheng, Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior. IGI-Global Publishing, Hershey, P.A.

2014. Participatory media for a non-participating community: Western media for Southern communities. In International Communication Gazette. 76(2): 197-208.

2014. Frontline Farmers, Backline Sources: Women as a Tertiary Voice in Climate Change Coverage. In Feminist Media Studies. 15(4): 1-17.

2013: ICT as an engine for community participation: An assessment of Uganda's community media. In International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development. 5(1): 20-36.

2013. Climate change in Ugandan Media: A "global warming" of Journal Ethics. In Journal of African Media Studies. 3(3): 337-352.

Dr Medadi Ssentanda (Uganda)

PANGeA Partner: Makerere University (Uganda)

Academic Profile:

Dr Medadi Ssentanda is a Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Languages, Literature and Communication, Department of African Languages, Makerere University, Uganda. He holds a PhD in General Linguistics from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2014. His current work focuses on mother tongue education, multilingualism, early literacy development, and language policy in the school context.

Recent publications:
2017. (Book chapter). Without English there is no future: The case of Language attitudes and ideologies in Uganda. In A.E. Ebongue & E. Hurst (eds.), Sociolinguistics in African Contexts: Perspectives and Challenges. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

2016. (Book chapter). Tensions between English medium and mother tongue education in rural Ugandan primary schools: An ethnographic investigation. In Meierkor Christiane, I. Bebwa & S. Namyalo (eds.). Ugandan English: Its sociolinguistics, structure and uses in a globalising post-protectorate. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2016. The politics of mother tongue education: the case of Uganda. In Per Linguam. 32(3): 60-78.

2014. The challenges of teaching reading in Uganda: Curriculum guidelines and language policy viewed from the classroom. In Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies. 8(2): 1-22.

2014. "Have policy makers erred?" Implications of mother tongue education for pre-primary schooling in Uganda. In Per Linguam. 30(33): 53-68.

2014. Mother tongue education and transition to English medium education in Uganda: Teachers' perspectives and practices versus language policy and curriculum. Stellenbosch University.

2013. Exploring connections: Reflections on mother-tongue education in postcolonial Uganda. In Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus. 42: 281-296.

2017

Dr Isaiah Afu (Cameroon)

PANGeA Partner: University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon)

Academic Profile:

Dr Isaiah Afu is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology at the University of Yaoundé I. He received his PhD in Anthropology of Development in 2014. His research interests include development, migration and media.

Recent publications:
2017. Boko Haram Insurgency in Cameroon: Role of Mass Media in Conflict Management a volume edited by Nhamo A. Mhiripiri and Tendai Chari in Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age IGI Global United States of America ISBN: 978-1-5225-2095-5.
2016. Televangelism, Self-Styling and Medical Care among the Moghamo People of the North West Region of Cameroon; the international journal of humanities & social studies IJSS- Vol. 4 issue 4 April 2016 pp 99-108 (ISSN 2321-9203).
2016. Weddings without couples: Moghamo migrants in the United States and their families Marital Strategies and practices in Cameroon in the volume edited by Mamadou Diawara and Ute Roschenthaler in Competing Norms: State Regulations and Local Practice published by Campus Bockenheim, Senckenberganlage 31 D-60325 Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

Dr John Barugahare (Uganda)

PANGeA Partner: Makerere University (Uganda)

Academic Profile:

Dr John Barugahare is an Assistant Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, Department of Philosophy at Makerere University. In 2016 he received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Bergen, Norway. His research focuses on Applied Moral Philosophy (Bioethics).

Recent publications:
2016. Understanding the futility of countries’ obligations for health rights: realising justice for the global poor. BMC International Health and Human Rights.
2016. Can Resource-poor Countries bear any obligations for Global distributive justice? A reflection on the distribution of Global Health Opportunities. Diss. University of Bergen, Norway.
2015. Obligations of low income countries in ensuring equity in global health financing. BMC Medical Ethics (2015) 16:59. DOI 10.1186/s12910-015-0055-3
2014. Obligations of poor countries to ensure global justice: The Case of Uganda. Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics (2014), 8 (2). s. 82 – 96.
2013. Social Justice, Health and Poverty in Uganda. In Collste Goran (ed.). Social Justice: Perspectives from Uganda. Center for Applied Ethics Linkopings Universitet.
2011. The Ethics of Scarce Health Resource Allocation: Towards Equity in the Uganda Health Care System (Diss.): BORA, University of Bergen.

Dr Florence Bayiga (Uganda)

PANGeA Partner: Makerere University (Uganda)

Academic Profile:

Dr Florence Bayiga is currently a Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University. She received her PhD in General Linguistics from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2015. Her research currently focuses on Sociolinguistics.

Recent publications:

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Dr Judith Jefwa (Kenya)

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile:

Dr Judith Jefwa is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Literature, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Nairobi. In 2014 Dr Jefwa received her PhD in Literature from the University of Nairobi. Her research interests include literature and culture.

Recent publications:
2007. Realism and Fantasy in Children’s Literature: A Case of Barbara Kimenyi and Marjorie Oludhe. In The Nairobi Journal of Literature: Children’s Literature. Issue no. 4.
2008. Use of Dramatic Dramatic Structure and Technique as a Means of Negative Female Gender Stereotyping.” In The Nairobi Journal of Literature: World Issues. Issue no. 5.
2009. Identifying and Managing Cross Cultural Differences in the Classroom. In the Journal of Language and Technology and Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Cross Disciplinary Journal of USIU.
2015. Is the Kenyan Child Still Weeping? A Quest for Education within the Backdrop of Colonial and Postcolonial International Perspectives of Race (and Racism): Historical and Contemporary Considerations in Education and Society. In International Perspectives of Race (and Racism): Historical and Contemporary Considerations in Education and Society, Nova Science Publishers.

Dr Elisha Makori (Kenya)

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile:

Dr Elisha Makori is a full-time Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts at the University of Nairobi. His research interests include Information and Knowledge Management and Information Communication Technology. Dr Makori holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies from MOI University, Kenya.

Recent publications:
2016. Exploration of Cloud Computing Practices in University Libraries in Kenya. Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 33 Issue 9.
2016. Koha Enterprise Resource Planning System and Its Potential Impact on Information Management Organizations. Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 33 Issue 4 pp. 17-23. Co-author: Norah Mauti Osebe.
2016. Digital Technology Acceptance in Transformation of University Libraries and Higher Education Institutions in Kenya. Library Philosophy and Practice (E-journal), Paper 1379. Co-author: Norah Mauti Osebe.
2015. Micro Factors Influencing Use of Electronic Information Resources Among Postgraduate Students in Institutions of Higher Learning in Kenya. Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 32 Issue 1 pp. 18–21.
2013. Use of Information Communication Technologies in Education and Training of Undergraduate Library and Information Science Students in Two Selected Kenyan Universities. Library Review, Vol. 62 Issue 8-9, pp. 585-601. Co-authors: Odini, Cephas & Ojiambo, Joseph.

Dr Theresa Mbatia (Kenya)

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile:

Dr Theresa Mbatia holds a position as a Tutorial Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. She received her PhD in Human Geography (Urban Political Ecology) from the Bordeaux Montaigne University. Her research focuses on Urban Political Ecology.

Recent publications:
2016. Social Political Analysis of Urban Green Spaces in Nairobi: Perspectives on the (Re)Production And (Re)Construction Of Spatial Injustice In Use And Access Of Public Nature Reserves (Urban Protected Areas). Unpublished PhD Thesis. Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France.
2015. La protección administrativa del Parque Nacional de Nairobi. Viabilidad, futuro y estrategias para mantener una Zona Urbana Protegida. Nova Africa Journal. Publication del Centre d’estudis Africans Interculturals.http://www.novaafrica.net/
2011. Green Spaces in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam: An Analysis of Uhuru Park and Mnazi Mmoja. Hekima. Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Volume V, Number 1, 2011.
2006. Creating Child Friendly Urban Spaces:Incorporation of Children's Requirements in the Design & Planning of Low Income Residential Neighbourhoods’. Master’s Research Project, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Nairobi, July 2006.

Dr James Orao Onyando (Kenya)

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile:

Dr James Orao Onyando is a full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Department of Linguistics and Languages, University of Nairobi. He holds a PhD in Intercultural German Studies from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität – Münster, Germany. His current work focuses on African Literature.

Recent publications:
2017. Forthcoming. Identity and Nationalism in MG Vassanji’s ‚The In-Between World of Vikram Lall’. Awaaz Magazine.
2014. Selbstverortungen – Migration und Identität in der zeitgenössischen deutsch- und englischsprachigen Migrationsliteratur. Hamburg: Peter Lang Verlag.
2014. Metaphern der Migration: die Figurationen des Reisens in der zeitgenössischen deutschsprachigen Migrationsliteratur. In, Shaban Mayanja & Eva Hamann (Eds.) Schwerpunkte der DaF-Studiengänge und Germanistik im östlichen Afrika. Band 91: Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Göttingen: Universitätsdrücke Göttingen (17-32).
2011. Migrationsliteratur und die Großstadtliteratur: Neue Zugänge zu einem alten Thema. In, Acta Germanica. German Studies in Africa (39/2011), 82-96.
2009. The Kenyan Indigenous Language and the Mass Media: Challenges and Opportunities. In, Christine Anthonissen & Carlotta von Maltzan (Eds.). Multilingualism and Language Policies in Africa. SPIL PLUS (38/2009), 77-86.

Dr Celestino Oriikiriza (Uganda)

PANGeA Partner: Makerere University (Uganda)

Academic Profile:

Dr Celestino Oriikiriza holds a position as full-time Lecturer in the College of Humanities at Makerere University. He received his PhD in Linguistic from Makerere University in 2012. His current work focuses on Grammatical Typology.

Recent publications:
2014. Elicitation and Arrangement of Conceptual Meanings in the Lexicography of Less Documented Languages. In Lexikos. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5788/24-1-1261
2007. Kashobooroziy’Orunyankore-Rukiga (Runyankore-Rukiga Dictionary). Kampala: Fountain Publishers