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2019 Africa House Fellowship Presentations & Awards Ceremony

  • NYU Africa House 14A Washington Mews New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

On April 26, 2019, Africa House held its annual Fellowship Presentations & Awards Ceremony. Past recipients shared their research on Africa related to governance, economics, culture, and more. Following the presentations, we announced this year’s recipients for the Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship, Africa House Thoyer Fellowship, Robert Holmes Travel/Research Awards for African Scholarship, and the NYU Gallatin/Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship.  Africa House is grateful to the donors who make these fellowships possible.


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

Reception: 44 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

2018 Africa House fellows presented 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.

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