About the African Scholars Advisory Board
The African Scholars Advisory Board of the Third Chapter Project, Inc. is a group of dedicated and expert scholars based in Africa or with an academic focus in African Studies and related subjects.
Visit the Board of Directors or the Staff pages to learn more about the team behind the Third Chapter Project, Inc.
African Scholars Advisory Board
Adigun Agbaje, PhD (1988), is Professor of Political Science at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he has also served as Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences (2003-2005), and Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of academic affairs (2006-2010). He has been serving on the Selection Committee of the African Humanities Fellowship Program of the American Council of Learned Societies, New York, since 2008.
Sani Abba Aliyu, PhD (1987), Professor of Orature and African Language Literatures, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. AHP Adviser/Mentor, a Literary Historian,is of the Department of English and Literary Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Had served as Dean,Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Gombe State University from 2005-2009.
Nana Amfo is the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) at the University of Ghana.
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From the University of Ghana website: Dr. Anderson is Senior Lecturer and the Head of the Department of English, University of Ghana, Legon. She was appointed a Lecturer in March 1999. She teaches foundation courses in English, Phonetics and Phonology of English, Varieties and Functions of English, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics. Her areas of research interest are cross-cultural pragmatics, speech acts, Pragmatics (Speech Acts in Non-Native Varieties of English) , Politeness in English in Ghana , Phonology of English in Ghana , Ghanaian Pidgin English , Varieties of English in Ghana , Sociolinguistics , Language Choice and Language Use in Ghana and the codification of English in Ghana. Some of her research articles have appeared in local and international peer-reviewed journals.
Sister Dominica Dipio, Professor of Literature, Makerere University in Uganda. Read more about her work here: https://www.carnegie.org/topics/topic-articles/african-academics/infusing-stem-humanities-values-and-ethics-africa/.
Sati Fwatshak is Professor of African History at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
Fred Hendricks is an Emeritus Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa. Dr. Hendricks is also Series Editor for the ACLS African Humanities Series.
Susan Nalugwa Kiguli is a Ugandan academic and poet. She is an associate professor in the Department of Literature, Makerere University, Uganda.
Bertram Mapunda is an archaeometallurgist and professor of anthropology and history at Jordan University College, Tanzania.
Abdullah Hamza Mohammed is a Lecturer of Film and Media Studies at the Department of Creative Arts of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University, MA in Media Studies from West Virginia State University, MA in Development Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Fine and Performing Arts from the University of Dar es Salaam.u dignissim tortor, sit amet bibendum lacus.
Grace A Musila is an associate professor in the Department of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her teaching and research centers on Eastern and Southern African literatures and popular cultures. She is the editor of Wangari Maathai’s Registers of Freedom (HSRC Press, 2020), author of A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder (Boydell & Brewer, 2015); and co-editor of Rethinking Eastern African Intellectual Landscapes (Africa World Press, 2012; with James Ogude and Dina Ligaga). She is also a co-convenor of AHPConnect platform which facilitates networking and sharing of scholarly resources among members of the African Humanities Program network.
Mona Ngusekela Mwakalinga is the Director of Public Service at the University of Dar es Salaam and lecturer in the Department of Creative Arts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and a Masters of Arts in Theatre and film Arts from the University of Dar es Salaam and holds a PhD in Film and Media Studies from the University Kansas, USA. Mona is a theatre and film practitioner, facilitator, trainer and instructor in both film and theatre arts. She researches diversely in theatre practice in Tanzania and the Tanzania’s film industry. She has written on the political economy of the film industry, the history of women in Tanzanian theatre, cinema and nation formation in Tanzania, African documentary films, the cultural policy etc…Mona Mwakalinga has worked with both national and international organizations at different capacities.
Dr. Joseph Oduro-Frimpong is a trained media anthropologist. He directs the newly created Centre for African Popular Culture, Ashesi University.
Benge Okot is the Head of Department of Literature and a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University, Uganda.
Eric Debrah Otchere teaches at the Department of Music and Dance, University of Cape Coast. He is currently a STIAS Iso Lomso Fellow (Stellenbosch University) and a 2020-21 Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University, having previously been an AHP Fellow, a Rhodes University Post-Doctoral Fellow and a Presidential Fellow of the African Studies Association (ASA).
Bola Udegbe is a Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Ibadan.
Tracie Chima Utoh-Ezeajugh is a Professor of Theatre and Film Design. She is a playwright and film producer. She is a Rockefeller (Bellagio) Fellow (2008), an AHP ( ACLS) Fellow (2009) and an ASA Presidential Fellow (2015). She is an AHP Adviser. She has edited many Arts and Humanities Journals, some books and an anthology of African plays. She is currently, the Director, Centre for Arts, Culture and Humanities, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
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