The Second Cohort of Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows

HB-Carnegie-ADFThis past summer the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program announced its first cohort of 33 scholars who traveled to Africa for 14 to 90 days to collaborate with faculty members at African institutions on curriculum development, research, graduate teaching, training, or mentoring activities. Now the second cohort of 60 scholars has been announced.

Participants must be African natives with a terminal degree in their field who currently are teaching at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. The project is funded by the Carnegie Corporation and is managed by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. A third round of fellows will be announced in 2015.

Toyin_FalolaToyin Falola, a historian from Nigeria who is a professor of African studies and holds the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin,  stated that “the program contributes to brain circulation and global networking of ideas creating new knowledge in a non-hierarchical empirical manner. The exchanges are grounded in equality. The pool represents the future of the U.S. and Africa with new talents who represent their fields and the future of their disciplines. Creating large constituencies across the Atlantic reinforces collaboration instead of domination, strategic partnership instead of academic distancing, and the various projects contribute to rethinking the epistemologies of knowledge.”

The 60 scholars in the second cohort and their current academic affiliations are listed below. The country in Africa where they will be working as a fellow is listed in parentheses.

* Vincent Agboto, Meharry Medical College (Ghana)

* Isola Ajiferuke, University of Western Ontario (Nigeria)

* Ousseina Alidou, Rutgers University (Nigeria)

* Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Ghana)

* Paul Ankomah, North Carolina A&T State University (Ghana)

* Winfred Avogo, Illinois State University (South Africa)

* Emmanuel Babatunde, The Lincoln University (Nigeria)

* Cecile Badenhorst, Memorial University of Newfoundland (South Africa)

* Fred Boadu, Duke University (Ghana)

* Johannes Botes, University of Baltimore (South Africa)

* Abena Busia, Rutgers University (Nigeria)

* Anthony Cornel, University of California, Davis (South Africa)

* George Dei, University of Toronto (Ghana)

* Kiya Felix Famoye, Central Michigan University (Nigeria)

* James Gire, Virginia Military Institute (Nigeria)

* Joshua Idassi, North Carolina A&T State University (Tanzania)

* Damascus Kafumbe, Middlebury College (Nigeria)

* Ben Kalu, Liberty University (Nigeria)

* Peter Kalu, Florida A&M University (Nigeria)

*  Kamina, SUNY-Oneonta (Kenya)

* Jean Ngoya Kidula, University of Georgia (Kenya)

* Joseph Kizza, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (Uganda)

* Albert Korir, Drury University (Kenya)

* Richard Laing, Boston University (South Africa)

* Brenda Louw, East Tennessee State (South Africa)

* Mumbi Mwangi, St. Cloud State University (South Africa)

* James Momoh, Howard University (Nigeria)

* Rachel Ndonye, Montgomery College (Kenya)

* Mutindi Ndunda, College of Charleston (Tanzania)

* Peter Nkedi-Kizza, University of Florida (Uganda)

* Uche Nwankwo, University of Winnipeg (Nigeria)

* Charlie Obimbo, University of Guelph (Kenya)

* Moses Ochanji, California State University, San Marcos (Kenya)

* Agricola Odoi, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (South Africa)

* Grace Ogiehor-Enoma, Hunter College-CUNY (Nigeria)

* Akinwumi Ogundiran, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Nigeria)

* Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Santa Clara University (Nigeria)

* Olusegun Ojewuyi, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Nigeria)

* Mojubaolu Okome, Brooklyn College (Nigeria)

* Amos Olagunju, St. Cloud State University (Nigeria)

*  Nnadozie Oraguzie, Washington State University (Nigeria)

* Temitope Oriola, University of Alberta (Nigeria)

* Anne Osano, Bowie State University (Kenya)

* Irene Osisioma, California State University, Dominguez Hills (Nigeria)

* Isaa Kwabena Otchere, Carleton University (Ghana)

* Andrew Otieno, Northern Illinois University (Kenya)

* Jasmine Renner, East Tennessee State University (Uganda)

* John Rugutt, Illinois State University (Kenya)

* Wilson Rumbeiha, Iowa State University (Uganda)

* Abdi Samatar, University of Minnesota (South Africa)

* Angela Shogbon, Mercer University (Nigeria)

* Peyibomi Soinka-Airewele, Ithaca College (Nigeria)

* Aondover Tarhule, University of Oklahoma (Nigeria)

* Christine Trupin, Meharry Medical College (Tanzania)

* Theophilus Udeigwe, Texas Tech University (Kenya)

* Patricia Ukaigwe, Farleigh Dickinson University (Ghana)

* Faith-Michael Uzoka, Mount Royal University (Uganda)

* Adam Wanakaya, Missouri State University (Nigeria)

* Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, University of New Hampshire (South Africa)

* Momoh Yakubu, Texas Southern University (Nigeria)



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