The Humanities Fellows

The Fellows and their Research Projects

THE FELLOWS

Our fellows cover a broad scope of disciplines in the Humanities, ranging from Archaeology, History, Social and Cultural Anthropology to Linguistics, Cultural and Religious Studies. Find information on the individual research projects, the fellows' CV and contact data below.

  • Dr Pastory Bushozi

    Funding: Extension of Senior Fellowship

    Title of Research Project: “Conservation and adaptive management of globally significant archaeological sites"

    Contact: Dr. Pastory Magayane Bushozi, University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Archaeology and Heritage, College of Humanities, Tanzania

    © Harald Barre 2017
    Pastory Magayane Bushozi
  • Prof. Dr. Meron Eresso

    Funding: Extension of Senior Fellowship

    Title of Research Project: “Re- routed from Djibouti to the Sudan Changing Migration Dynamics of Ethiopian Female Transit Migrants in Djibouti”

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Meron Zeleke Eresso, Addis Ababa University, Center for Human Rights, Ethiopia

    © Harald Barre 2017
    Meron Zeleke Eresso
  • Dr Joseph Mujere

    Funding: Senior Fellowship

    Title of Research Project: “Claim-holders, tributors, and co-operatives: The political economy of artisanal and small-scale chromite mining along Zimbabwe's Great Dyke, 1985-2018”

    Contact: Dr. Joseph Mujere, University of Zimbabwe, History Department, Harare/Zimbabwe

  • Dr Saudah Namyalo

    Funding:Extension of Senior Fellowship

    Title of Research Project: “The dynamics of language Variation: A study of linguistic repertoires of Ruruuli-Lunyara Speakers"

    Contact: Dr. Saudah Namyalo, Makerere University, Department of African Languages, School of Languages, Literature and Communication, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kampala/Uganda 

    © Harald Barre 2017
    Saudah Namyalo
  • Dr Plan Nyabezi

    Funding: Extension of Senior Fellowship

    Titel of Research Project: “The Past in the Present: The Zimbabwe Culture and other Archaeological Heritage in north western Zimbabwe”

    Contact: Dr. Plan Shenjere-Nyabezi, University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Arts, History Department, Archaeology Unit, Harare/Zimbabwe

  • Dr Halkano Wario

    Funding: Extension of Senior Fellowship

    Title of Research Project: “Influencing Public Policies on Countering Violent Extremism in Africa: Building Synergy with Researchers in North and West Africa"

    Contact: Dr. Halkano Abdi Wario, Egerton University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Philosophy, History and Religion, Kenia

    © Harald Barre 2017
    Halkano Abdi Wario

THE HUMANITIES FELLOWS 2016-2020

This group of scholars emerged from a selection conference in July 2016 in Hanover, Germany. The international expert committee concluded that 10 shortlisted candidates be awarded the fellowship grant, and one candidate was awarded an extension phase of his senior fellowship grant.

some Humanities fellows during the 2017 Kick-Off Workshop in Zimbabwe
  • Dr Wazi Apoh

    Title of Research Project: "The Archeology of German Colonial Heritages in Ghana: Repackaging Shared Relics for Strategic Ghana-German Partnership in Development."

    Contact:

    Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies
    University of Ghana
    P.O. Box LG 3
    Legon, Accra
    GHANA
    Email: wazitalgmail.com

    Link to detailed CV

  • Dr Pastory Bushozi

    Title of research project:

    "Evolving human minds, behavior and subsistence during the Middle to Upper Pleistocene in Tanzania"

    Contact:

    University of Dar es Salaam

    Department of Archaeology and Heritage

    P. O. Box 35050

    Dar es Salaam

    Tanzania

    pbushozi@udsm.ac.tz

    download Dr Bushozi's detailed CV

  • Dr Meron Eresso

    Title of research project:

    "Movements on Hold? A Study of Ethiopian Female Transit Migrants in Djibouti."

    Contact:

    Rift Valley University
    P.O. Box 56061
    Addis Ababa
    ETHIOPIA

    Link to an Academia Interview with Dr Eresso

    short CV:

    Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology, RVU
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Addis Ababa University, Center for Human Rights.
    Guest Lecturer at University of Wake forest (WFU), North Carolina, USA.
    Guest research fellow at National university of Singapore. Singapore.
    Trainer for the Fredrick Ebert Sifting on Conflict Management and conflict resolution
    Head of the Eastern African chapter of African Good Governance Network  12. 2013- 09.2015.
    Lecturers at the Horn of Africa Courses, Rift Valley Institute, Lamu, Kenya.

  • Dr Zaheera Jinnah

    Research Project:

    "Shifting Families:  Interrogating notions of "family' in a context of contemporary African migration and diverse urban spaces, using multi-sited case studies in South Africa, Morocco, and Germany"

    Contact:

    University of the Witwatersrand
    African Centre for Migration & Society
    P.O. Box 76 Witts 2050
    SOUTH AFRICA
    Email: zaheera.jinnahwits.ac.za

    short CV:

    Zaheera Jinnah holds a doctorate in anthropology and has a background in social work and development studies. Since 2009 she has been a researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society, Wits University, Johannesburg where she works in the area of labour and livelihoods and diaspora studies.

  • Dr Obvious Katsaura

    Research Project: "Networked Religiocities: Transnational Urban Religious Flows in Africa."

    Contact:

    University of the Witwatersrand
    Department of Sociology
    Private Bag 3
    Wits 2050
    Johannesburg
    SOUTH AFRICA
    Email: obvious.katsaurawits.ac.za

    Link to more information on Dr Katsaura's staff website

  • Dr Edwinus Lyaya

    Research Project:

    "Metals and African Societies in Lake Tanganyika-Nyasa Countries: Exploring Iron and Copper Production and Human Choices in Selected Provinces of Zambia."

    Contact:

    University of Dar es Salaam
    Department of Archaeology and Heritage
    P.O. Box 35050
    Dar es Salaam
    TANZANIA
    Email: edwinuslyahoo.com

    short CV:

    2009–2013: PhD (Archaeology), University College London (UCL)

    2005–2007: MA (Archaeology), University of Dar es Salaam

    2002-2005: BA (Hons.) (Archaeology and Geography), University of Dar es Salaam

  • Dr Elinaza Mjema

     Research Project:

    "Investigating the Archaeology of Colonial Encounters on the Tanzanian Coast from 16th to 19th Centuries AD."

    Contact:

    University of Dar es Salaam
    Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, UDSM
    P.O. Box 35050
    Dar es Salaam
    TANZANIA
    Email: emhifadhiyahoo.com

    short CV:

    Elinaza Mjema is a lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam. He completed a Bachelor and Master degrees in archaeology at the University of Dar es Salaam in 2006 and 2008 respectively, and later a PhD in Archaeology from the Frankfurt University, Germany (2015). His PhD study focused on exploring change and continuity of ancient settlements on the western coast of Indian Ocean, through the analysis of ceramics, beads and fauna remains. Currently, Mjema’s plan is to investigate–using archaeological methods–the impacts of colonial encounters on the Tanzanian coast from 16th to 19th Centuries AD.

    Research Areas:
    Western Indian Ocean coastal archaeology; underwater archaeology; mortuary archaeology; archaeology of Stone Age; cultural heritage management; urban archaeology.

  • Dr Joseph Mujere

    Research Project:

    "Migration, Community Formation and Belonging in Informal Settlements around Rustenburg Platinum Mines, South Africa c.1994-2014."

    Contact:

    University of Zimbabwe
    History Department
    P.O. Box MP 167
    Mt. Pleasant - Harare
    ZIMBABWE
    Email: josephmujereyahoo.co.uk

    short CV:

    Current position:Senior Lecturer in History, University of Zimbabwe

    Research Associate, Society Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand

    2010 -2012:Graduate Tutor; School of History, Classics and Archaeology & Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
    2007-2008:Lecturer (temporary full-time) in History, History Department, University of Zimbabwe
    2003-2007:

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, History Department, University of Zimbabwe

  • Dr Saudah Namyalo

    Research Project:

    "A comprehensive bilingual talking Luruuli/Lunyara-English dictionary with a descriptive basic grammar for language revitalisation and enhancement of mother-tongue based education."

    Contact:

    Makerere University
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Department of African Languages
    School of Languages, Literature and Communication
    P.O. Box 7062
    Kampala
    UGANDA
    Email: snamyalochuss.mak.ac.ug

    short CV:

    2006–2010:PhD Linguistics
    1997–1999:Post graduate diploma in translation and interpretation
    1995–1998:MA (Arts)
    1991-1994:

    BA/Education (Luganda & History)

  • Dr Plan Shenjere-Nyabezi

    Research Project:

    "The Past in the Present: The Zimbabwe Culture and other Archaeological Heritage in north-western Zimbabwe."

    Contact:

    University of Zimbabwe, History Department

    Archaeology Unit

    P.O. Box MP167

    Mt Pleasant - Harare

    ZIMBABWE

    Email: pshenjere2000yahoo.co.uk

    short CV:

    Current status:Senior Postdoctoral Fellow - Volkswagen Foundation's Knowledge for Tomorrow Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa
    2012:Ph.D - Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam
    2006:MA - Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam
    2001:BA Honours in Archaeology, University of Zimbabwe
    2000:

    BA General, University of Zimbabwe

  • Dr Halkano Wario

    Research Project:

    "Jihad for All? Religious Knowledge, Counter-Narrativity and De-Radicalisation Strategies in Kenya."

    Contact:

    Philosophy, History and Religion Department
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Egerton University
    P. O. Box 536
    20115 Egerton
    KENYA
    Email: hwario@egerton.ac.ke

    short CV:

    Current status:Lecturer, Philosophy, History and Religion Department, Egerton University
    April 2009  - April 2012PhD, University of Bayreuth, Department of Religion
    2010MPhil, Moi University, Kenya, Department of Religion
    2003

    B.Ed, Moi University, Kenya, Faculty of Education (Arts). First Class Honours