Join NYU Africa House on Friday, April 26th, for the Africa House Fellowship Presentations and 2019-2020 Awards Ceremony

NYU Africa House has been fortunate to receive external donor funding to offer research grants to current NYU undergraduate and graduate students seeking funding for short-term research opportunities focused on Africa.  Join us as past fellows present their research findings and celebrate as we announce the 2019-2020 fellowship awards.

Award Presentations: 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
Reception: 44 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003


2018 Africa House fellows will present on the following topics:

  • Decolonizing the Theatre: The Politics of Performance in Idi Amin’s Uganda, 1971-1979”  Karishma Paresh Bhagani, Bachelor’s Candidate in Theatre and History
  • “West African Power Pool: Regional Governance through Electricity Markets”  Edefe Ojomo, Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD), School of Law
  • “The Role of Post-conflict Youth in Enhancing Social Cohesion Across Communities in Northern Uganda: Challenging the Narrative”  Africa Tous Muñoz, Master’s Candidate, Global Affairs
  • “Borders in Disrepair: Archival Excavations and Present Crises at the Hinges of the Mediterranean”  Maysam Taher, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • “Authentic Ankara: Made in China”  Temi Alabi, Bachelor’s Candidate with a concentration in Theories of Equitable Development, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • “Civic Participation in Environmental Conservation Practices in Nairobi and Dakar” – Maame A. Boatemaa, Bachelor’s Candidate with a concentration in Sankofa: (Re) Defining the Indigenous Modern City, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • “Human Rights Law in Namibia & Financing Sustainable Development through African Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs)” – Julia Chen, J.D. Candidate, School of Law

Africa House Thoyer Fellowship
The Thoyer Fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students to support Africa-focused study and research in the fields of economics, political economy, and related disciplines. Fellowships may be used to support travel, living expenses, tuition, books, research, and other expenses while studying or pursuing research at NYU.

Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship
Co-presented and awarded with the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science, this award is given to outstanding graduate students to support study and conduct research in Africa. The awards support the research and study abroad of scholars in the humanities and social sciences and may be used for visits to research sites, such as archival resource facilities, libraries, and fieldwork.

NYU Gallatin/Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship
Co-presented and awarded with NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, this award enables students to travel to and conduct research in Africa with a focus on economics, development, or travel and tourism.

Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship
The Development Impact Fellowship supports undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students whose current research has the potential for substantial impact to enrich the lives of people in the developing world.

NYU Africa House is an interdisciplinary institute devoted to the study of contemporary Africa, focusing on economic, political, and social issues on the continent and programs in the Arts. Part of Africa House’s core mission is to advance the understanding of the links between Africa and the rest of the world, through the social, historical, economic and other lenses. Related to this, we also have relationships with African immigrant communities in New York City. NYU has a large number of professors and students doing research in the areas of economic development, economic growth and macroeconomics, microfinance, analysis of the effectiveness of foreign aid, politics and political economy, and law and legal institutions. Africa House regularly convenes high-level talks and seminars and has in the past featured African heads of state.  Our programs take place in New York City and in various capitals in Africa.