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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Africa Department PhD Students

Recently Awarded PhDs

2015
2014
  • Danielle Tran Post-apartheid Narratives of Trauma: Literary Representations of South Africa's Contemporary Traumas (Dr K Easton)
2013
  • Yoseph Mengistu "He was anointed because he was incarnated": Cyrillo- Alexandrian Orthodoxy in the view of modern Ethiopian theologians (Prof David Appleyard) 
  • Nathalie Montlouis Lords and Empresses in and out of Babylon: The EABIC community and the dialectic of female subordination (Dr A Oyètádé)
  • Charles Pigott Voices of the Mountains: Language and Identity in Andean Song (Prof G Furniss)
  • Aïsha Schmitt Nyoyo Zimefurahika: Urban Qasida in Zanzibar (Prof G Furniss)

2012
  • Caroline Mose Hip-hop in Nairobi: Interrogating Popular Culture and Its Socio-Political Intersections in Urban Africa (Dr C Githiora)
2011
  • Anita Adam Benadiri People of Somalia with particular Reference to the Reer Hamar of Mogadishu (Dr M Orwin)
  • Jarmo Pikkujamsa The search for Resolution in the Tensions of Senegalese Life: Francophone African writing with special reference to the novels of Ken Bugul (Prof G Furniss
  • Katriina Ranne - The Image of Water in the Poetry of Euphrase Kezilahabi (Dr A Rettová)
  • Anne Schumann Danse philosophique! The Social and Political Dynamics of Zouglou Music in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 1990-2008 (Prof G Furniss
2010
  • Jean Kamdem The Dynamics of Bilingual Adult Literacy in Africa: A Case Study of Kom, Cameroon (Dr C Githiora)
2009
  • Mark Brogden The Culture of Exploration: British Expeditions to Northern Nigeria, 1822-1827 (Prof G Furniss)
2008
  • Betty Sibongile Dlamini Women and Theatre for Development in Swaziland (Dr Frances Harding)
  • Zoe Norridge Perceptions of Pain: Narratives of Hurt and Healing in Contemporary African Literature (Dr K Osei-Nyame, Jnr)
2007
  • Lizzy Attree The Literary Response to HIV and AIDS in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1990–2005 (Dr K Easton)
Kate Bolgar Smith
Kate Bolgar Smith

Soundtracks of the City: Listening to Film Music of the African Diaspora in Paris and London

Ying Cheng
Ying CHENG

The Dynamics of Theatre Practice in the ‘African’ Public Sphere: A Comparative Study of Nigerian and South African Drama since the 1970s


David Dobrovoda
David Dobrovoda

Czechoslovak-African Political Relations in the 20th Century

Benedetta Lanfranchi
Benedetta Lanfranchi

SENSUS COMMUNIS IN JUSTICE: A MORAL PARADIGM FROM AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY? Interpreting Acholi Justice Processes through African Epistemologies and Hannah Arendt's Theory of Judgement


Jade Lee
Jade Lee

Women of the Colonial Service; Patriarchy, Imperialism and Resistance. A View from the Archive.

Joshua McNamara
Joshua McNamara

Small scale audiovisual production and its relationship with the development and aid sector in Nairobi: an approach toward Kenya's media environment, from the perspective of practice-based research.


Yoseph Mengistu
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The Christological Implications of the Pneumatology of Cyril of Alexandria in Orthodox Ethiopia (1607-1878)

Darryl Nel
Darryl Nel

The 'Tokoloshe' and cultural identity in post-Apartheid South Africa


Peter Nichols
Peter Nichols

A Morpho-semantic Analysis of the Persistive, Alterative and Inceptive Aspects in siSwati

Portia Owusu
Portia Owusu

Spectres from the Past: The Politics of 'History', Memory and Slavery in West African and African-American Literature.


Miriam Pahl
Miriam Pahl

Precarious Lives in the Postcolony – The Concept of the Human in Contemporary African Genre Fiction in English

Anne Schumann
Anne Schumann

Danse philosophique! The Social and Political Dynamics of Zouglou Music in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 1990-2008


Estrella Sendra Fernandez
Estrella Sendra Fernandez

‘Two-tier festivals in Senegal between the local and the international: A case study of the Festival of Folklore and Percussion (FESFOP) in Louga, Senegal’.

Christine Singer
Christine Singer

“Born Free”? Youth and Screen Media in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1994-2012)


Robin Steedman
Robin Steedman

Gendering Production/Producing Gender: An Analysis of Contemporary Kenyan Female Filmmakers