Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Dr Dmitry Bondarev
- Early Kanuri dialects, comparative Saharan, Kanuri glosses n Arabic script, linguistics of literacy, phonology and morphosyntax, palaeography.
- Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Kamerun (Cameroon)
Dr Lindiwe Dovey
Lecturer in African Film and Performance Arts, SOAS, email@example.com
- African film and video (particularly their intersection);
- filmic mediations of African performance arts (music, dance, theatre);
- literary adaptation in Africa;
- contemporary film theory and 'World Cinema';
- exile/immigration and violence in relation to African screen media;
- structures of film production, distribution, and exhibition in Africa; use of African languages in film.
Dr Kai Easton
Lecturer in African Literature and Diaspora Studies, SOAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Colonial and postcolonial studies, especially South African literature (the Cape, Wicomb, Coetzee
- Gender and the culture of travel;
- Indian Ocean diasporas;
- theories of fiction and history.
- South Africa; Southern Africa
Emeritus Professor Graham Furniss
Professor of African Language Literature, SOAS, email@example.com
- Hausa language, linguistics and literature; African literatures both oral and written; popular culture.
- West Africa, Nigeria
Dr Chege Githiora
Senior Lecturer in Swahili, Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa, SOAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Swahili language, literature and linguistics;
- Lexicography in general;
- African Diaspora in Latin America.
- Kenya,Tanzania, Mexico
Mr Yussuf Hamad
Senior Lector in Swahili, email@example.com
Dr. Seraphin Kamdem
Teaching Fellow, SOAS, Department of Languages and Cultures, firstname.lastname@example.org
- African Languages and Education
- Multilingual adult literacy in the rural areas of Cameroon
Emeritus Professor Philip Jaggar
Professor of West African Linguistics, SOAS, email@example.com
- Linguistic description of Hausa; comparative (West) Chadic; social anthropology of Hausaland (blacksmithing in Kano).
Professor Friederike Luepke
Professor of Language Documentation and Description, SOAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friederike Lüpke’s research interests include verbal argument structure, Atlantic and Mande linguistics, with a focus on syntactic and semantic typology, individual and societal multilingualism, the influence of cognition, culture and contact on language, and the use of non-Roman scripts for the writing of West African languages.
Professor Lutz Marten
Lecturer in Southern African Languages, SOAS, email@example.com
- Comparative Bantu; theoretical and African linguistics; syntax; semantics; pragmatics
- Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, SADEC
Dr Mpalive Msiska
Lecturer in English and Humanities, BC, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Representations of identity in African literature and philosophy; the problem of cultural authenticity in Wole Soyinka's work.
- East and Central Africa, Malawi
Dr Martin Orwin
Lecturer in Somali and Amharic, SOAS, email@example.com
- Somali and Amharic language and literature; Somali poetry, particularly metrical and stylistic analysis.
- Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia
Dr Godwin Kwadwo Osei-Nyame
Lecturer in African Literature, SOAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Main research interests are literature and nationalism, post-colonial theory and fiction, gender and national liberation, the politics of national identity and African-American writings.
Dr Akin Oyètádé
Lecturer in Yoruba, SOAS, email@example.com
- Yoruba language, oral and written literature, and culture; application of non-linear theories of phonology to Yoruba; Yoruba dialectology and the standardisation of Yoruba; Yoruba in the diaspora.
Dr Sarah Pett
Lecturer in Global English, SOAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Modern and contemporary Anglophone literature, the medical humanities, and South African studies.
Dr Alena Rettová
Lecturer in Swahili Literature and Culture, SOAS, email@example.com
- Swahili literature;
- African philosophy;
- Afrophone philosophical discourses;
- Literatures in African languages
Dr Kirsty Rowan
Senior Teaching Fellow in Linguistics, SOAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meroitic and Nubian phonology
- Afro-Cuban ritual languages
Dr Farouk Topan
Senior Lecturer in Swahili, SOAS, email@example.com
- Religion and society on the Swahili coast; genres of Swahili oral literature; performance of Swahili oral arts especially the dance and songs of spirit-mediumship cults; child socialisation and Swahili didactic songs; relations between Swahili-speaking coastal peoples of East Africa.