School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Professor Alena Rettová

Key information

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Professorial Research Associate World Languages Institute Member Centre of African Studies Member
PhD (Charles University, Prague)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
+44(0) 20 7898 4372
Support hours
Tuesdays 2.30pm-4.30pm


PhD Supervision completed so far

  • Ida Hadjivayanis, “Norms of Swahili Translations in Tanzania: An Analysis of Selected Translated Prose”, 2006-2011 second supervisor
  • Benedetta Lanfranchi, “Judging crimes against humanity in Acholi: a philosophical interpretation of the use of Acholi traditional justice mechanisms in the aftermath of the war in northern Uganda”, 2011-2015, lead supervisor
  • Sara Marzagora, “Alterity, coloniality and modernity in Ethiopian political thought: the first three generations of 20th century Amharic-language intellectuals”, 2014-2015, lead supervisor
  • 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”, 2011-2015, second supervisor
  • Katriina Ranne, “The image of water in the poetry of Euphrase Kezilahabi”, 2006-2010, lead supervisor
  • Aïsha Schmitt, “Beyond praising the prophet: making new meanings in Zanzibari Qasida”, 2008-2012, second supervisor

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Michelle Louise Clarke Eco-criticism in African Literature: New Interpretations
Cristina Nicolini The evolution of communications in HIV / AIDS prevention – Research in South-East Tanzania
Ms Miriam Pahl Precarious Lives in the Postcolony – The Concept of the Human in Contemporary African Genre Fiction in English


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