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Below is a listing, by year, of former WARA Grantees. It is almost, but not quite, complete. If you were a grantee at some earlier time and are not listed (or if you know someone who was a WARA grantee and is not listed), please let us know by sending an email to the webmaster.

2015 WARA Grantees

Travel Grantees

  • Eyoukeani Kouloung (University of Lome) for research in Senegal: “L’ONU face aux enjeux et défis de la reconstruction des Etats d’Afrique subsaharienne affectés par des conflits armés internes: les exemples libérien, sierra-léonais, ivoirien et centrafricain”
  • Abadjayé Faouziath Sanoussi (Université d’Abomey-Calavi) for research in Senegal: “Effet du séchage traditionnel et amélioré sur les propriétés nutritionnelles et la teneur en vitamine A des cultivars à chair colorée de patate douce du Bénin et leur farine composite pour l’alimentation de sevrage”
  • Togo Mohamed Traore (Auburn University) for research in Burkina Faso “Modeling Households’ Demand for Agricultural Food Commodities in Burkina Faso”
  • Essodolom Taale (Université de Ouagadougou) for research in Benin. “Recherche de Genes de Molecules Bioactives a Partir de Souches Bacteriennes: Cas des Bacteries Productrices de Bacteriocines”

2014 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Michelle Kuenzi (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) for research in Senegal: “Political Parties and Representation in Senegal”
  • Sidra Lawrence (Bowling Green State University) for research in Ghana and Burkina Faso: “The Revolution will not be subsidized: Dagara Female Musicians and the Problem of Development”
  • Sarah Zimmerman (Western Washington University) for research in Senegal:  ”Mesdames Tirailleurs: Marriage, Migration, and African Colonial Households in French Empire, 1880-1962″

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Matthew Cooper (University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill) for research in Mali: “Exploring the Sikasso Paradox: A Comparative Study of Land Use Change, Cotton, and Malnutrition in Southern Mali”
  • Adrian Deese (Cornell University) for research in Nigeria: “Theology and the State: Intellectual History in Early Nigeria (Yorubaland)”
  • Matthew Faytak (University of California- Berkeley) for research in Cameroon: “Documenting words, language use, and multilingualism in Kom and Oku”
  • Erin Kitchell (University of Wisconsin-Madison) for research in Burkina Faso, Mali & Senegal: “Institutional Arrangements, Climate Risk, and Conflict Resolution in Agropastoralist Zones”

Diaspora Internship

  • Brandi Simpson Miller (History Department, Georgia State University)
    Internship at  University of Ghana, Legon- Department of family and Consumer Sciences for research on food and nationalism.

Travel Grantees

  • Cletus Anes Ukwubile (University of Ibadan) for research in Ghana: “Design and Development of Annona Muticata Chitosan Nanonparticle for targeting ovarian cancer tissue ”
  • Bayanatou Toure (ADESS/CNRS) for research in Benin, Niger, & Nigeria “Gouvernance des Bassins transfrontaliers en Afrique de l’Ouest. Le fleuve Niger entre Bénin, Niger et Nigéria”
  • Kwevitoukoui Hounkpati (University of Georgia) for research in Benin, Ghana, & Togo ” Systematic studies of West African Coccinellidae”
  • Oluchi Ezekannagha (University of Ibadan) for research in Benin and Senegal: “How food production system affects the nutrition of smallholder farmers”
  • Ibrahima Ka (Universite Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis) for research in Burkina Faso: “Defis de securisation fonciere en Afrique de l’ouest: exemples du Senegal et du Burkina Faso”
  • Kossi-Kuma Agbalevon (Université Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso (UPB)) for research in Senegal:  ”Complications du diabète à Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) : Contribution  aux méthodes  de prévention”

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2013 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Devin Bryson (Illinois College) “Fed Up: Creating a New Type of Senegal Through Literature and the Arts”
  • Trevor Getz (San Francisco State University) “History and its alternatives in Ghana”
  • Lorelle Semley (College of the Holy Cross) “Free and French: The Challenge of Black Citizenship to Empire”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Karl J. Haas (Boston University) “Time and Space, Music and Matter: A Musical Ethnography of the Kambonsi of Northern Ghana”
  • Elyan Jeannine Hill (University of California, Los Angeles) “Mami Wata, Diaspora and Circum-Atlantic Gestural Histories”
  • Katherine Seto (University of California, Berkeley) “Fish Wars: Investigating Linkages between Coastal Fisheries Resource Scarcity and Conflict in West Africa”
  • Paul Thissen (University of California, Berkeley) “Informal order: The importance of traditional elites in Chad’s governance”

Library Fellow

  • Julia F. Keiser (Library Science, Queens College)

WARA Residency Fellowship

  • Lesley University hosting Prof. Awang Ollong Kingsly,  University of Bamenda, Cameroon
  • Boston University hosting Dr. Alphonse Raphaël Ndiaye, Foundation Leopold Senghor

Diaspora Internship

  • Julia Neal (Art History, Boston University)
    Internship at  Foundation for Contemporary Art-Ghana

Travel Grantees

  • Nathaniel Dede- Bamfo (Texas State University at San Marcos), for research in Ghana:  “Modeling Spatial Accessibility and potential new routes in the Afram Plains, Ghana”
  • Vodjo Nicodeme Fassinou Hotegni (Universite Abomey-Calavi), for research in Ghana:  “Using agronomic and logistic tools to improve the synchronisation, quality and uniformity of pineapple in Benin produced for local and international market”
  • Theresa Owusu-Danso (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), for research in Ghana:”Microfinance, Household Indebtedness and Gender Inequality”
  • Adebayo Oluwole Eludoyin (University of Exeter, Geography), for research in Nigeria: “Environmental Sustainability: How relevant is Spatial Information System to groundwater quality assessment”
  • Codjo Emile Agbangba (Universite d’Abomey-Calavi, Biostatistics/Applied Ecology), for research in Senegal: “Estimation de l’age et de la productivite des populations Acacia senegal (L) Willd., dans le Rerlo-nord”
  • Aremu Olajire Adegoke (University of Ibadan), for research in Ghana: “Impurities Profiling of some antibiotics circulating in Nigeria using High Performance liquid chromatography”
  • Programme economie politique et gouvernance/ Political economy and governance program (PEPG-Niger)
    This grant will fund three of the ten 2013-2014 PEPG Fellows. Hosted by the Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Dynamiques Sociales et le Développement Local (LASDEL) in Niger, PEPG is a ten-month program for advanced students in the social sciences. With a stress on the development of research skills and interdisciplinarity, the program offers a certificate from the University of Niamey.

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2012 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Augustine Agwuele (Linguistics and Anthropology, Texas State University-San Marcos)
    “Non-verbal communication among seeing and blind Yoruba speakers”
  • Gloria Chuku (History and African Studies; University of Maryland-Baltimore)
    “Confronting the silences: Gender, ethnicity and the Biafra-Nigeria War”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Nijah Noel Cunningham (English Literature, Columbia University)
    “Dakar 66: Negritude, nationalism, and the idea of a Black aesthetic”
  • John. J. Hames (Cultural AnthropologyUniversity of Florida)
    “Cultural nationalism at the margins: A look at the trans-border ‘Radio Communities in the Senegal River Valley”
  • Yetunde Olaiya (Architectural History, Theory and Criticism; Princeton University)
    “The technopolitics of postwar architectural production in French West Africa, 1945-75
  • Brittany Anne Sheldon (History of Art and African Studies, Indiana University)
    “Visualizing cultural identity: Tradition and innovation in wall paintings by women in northern Ghana”

WARC Library Fellow

  • Jonathan Adam Clemons (African Studies/Library Science, Indiana University)

Residencies

  • Ohio University, African Studies Program & E.W. Scripps School of Journalism,
    hosting Kojo Acquah Yankah, African University College of Communication, Accra, Ghana
    “A Year for African Journalism”
  • Ohio State University, African American & African Studies Department,
    hosting Dr. Siendou Konate, the University of Cocody-Abidjan
    “Violence in African-American Fiction: A comparative study of violence in Richard Wright’s Native Son and Billy by Albert French”

Travel Grantees

  • Olakunle Michael Folami (University of Ulster, Nothern Ireland, UK) for research in Nigeria. “The gendered construction of Redress in Niger Delta, Nigeria”
  • Gueye Ndiaye (Ecole Doctorale/EDEQUE/ UCAD, Dakar, Senegal) for research in Senegal and Guinea Bisau.  “SIG teledetection et connaisance de ‘environment des aires protegees en Afrique de l’Ouest”
  • Oluwatoyin Adepeju Odeku (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan)
    “Development of local materials as novel pharmaceutical excipients for drug delivery”
  • Oladapo Kayode Opasina (Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento, Political Science)
    “Governance and public policy in post-conflict societies: Examining security, political and socio-economic development in Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire”
  • Evelyn Sakeah (Boston University School of Public Health)
    “Utilizing the community-based health planning and service program to promote skilled attendants at birth in rural areas of the upper east region of Ghana” 
  • Hadji Sissokho (Universite Chiekh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal) for research in Mali, Guinea, Gambia, and Liberia. “The Mande empire and its influence in the West African mindset”

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2011 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Klieman Kairn (African History, University of Houston)
    “Before the ‘Curse’; Petroleum, Politics, and Transnational Oil Companies in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa, 1890s-1980s”
  • Donna Patterson (History, Wellesley College)
    “Expanding Professional Horizons: Pharmacy, Gender, and Entrepreneurship in 20th Century Senegal”
  • Gitti Salami (Art History, University of Kansas)
    “Postcolonial Yakurr Studies: An Aesthetics of Mud, Soot and Sharp Blades”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Jau-Yon Chen (African Studies, Howard University)
    “Migration as a Strategy of Development: The Case of Senegal”
  • Lauren Nicole Coyle (Anthropology, University of Chicago)
    “Dual Sovereignties in the Golden Twilight: Law, Land, and Labor in Ghana”
  • Šara Stranovsky (World Arts and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles)
    Batuko, Community and International Exchange in Santiago, Cape Verde”

Residencies

  • Kent State University hosting Dr. Moses Abiala (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison hosting Dr. Mbuh Judith Veshiyi  (University of Buea, Cameroon)

Travel Grantees

  • Akouaba Isabelle Anani (Universite d’Abomey- Calavi, Benin), for research in Senegal about “the rights and liberties of individuals in Francophone West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo”
  • Yaya Badji (Senegalese, Universite Cheikh Anta Diop) La gestion politico-administrative des risqués alimentaires, contribution a l’etude des politiques publiques des etats de l’OMVS (Mali, Mauritania, Guinea Conakry, April 2011 – )
  • Gorgui Dieng (Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal), for research at Ohio State University about “The Cold War and the ‘Failure’ of African Independence”
  • Abibatou Banda Fall (Senegalese; Universite Gaston Berger) Biomasse energie et strategies d’ecodeveloppment au Sahel: etude compare Senegal/Mali (Senegal and Mali, March – September 2011)
  • N’Da Valentine Kouame (Ivorienne; Universite d’Abobo-Adjame) Caracteristiques techno-functionnelles des amidons selectionnes et leur incorporation comme agent de texture dans la formulation du yaourt.(Ghana, April – October 2011)
  • Vami Hermann N’Guessan Bi (Centre Universitaire de Recherche et d’Application en teledetection), for research in Senegal to do a “business analysis of the risks of erosion and flood in the Systems of d’Informations Geographiques (SIG)”
  • Omobolanle Marcus Oluwasegun Nosiru (TAI Solarin University of Education, Nigeria), for research in Nigeria about “Efficiency and the Determinants of total factor productivity of Nerica Rice in North- Central Nigeria”
  • Christine Iyetunde Ofulue (Nigerian, National Open University of Nigeria) Language maintenance and preservation in indigenous languages: the role of translation and functional domains in Gun (Nigeria and Benin, March 2011)
  • Akinola Popoola (University of Agriculture, Nigeria), for research in Ghana about “building capacity in agro-biotechnology to improve tomato yield in wilt-endemic areas of Nigeria and Ghana”
  • Olugu Olugu Ukpai (Nigerian, University of Reading, UK) Female genital cutting: Problems and prospects of its socio-legal abolition in Southeastern Nigeria: A demystificatory case study. (Nigeria, November 2010-May 2011)

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2010 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Kathryn Rhine (Anthropology, U Kansas) “Vitalities: The Gendered Politics of Kinship and AIDS in Nigeria”
  • James Straker (History/Comp Lit, Colorado School of Mines) “After Sekou: Youth, Vulnerability and Possibility in Post revolutionary Guinea: 1984-2001”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • John Scott-Railton  (Urban Planning, UCLA) “Maladaptation of the Changing Climate: Why Household Strategies may have Worsened Flooding in Dakar, Senegal”
  • Joanna Upton (Applied Economics, Cornell University) “Policy, Networks and Process: Why Food Supply Mechanisms in West Africa Fail”
  • Jessica Wilbanks (Creative Writing, University of Houston) “God’s Arrows: Documenting the Oral and Written Narratives of Pentecostal Christians in Southern Nigeria”

WARC Library Fellow

Megan Goins (Africana Studies/Library Science, NYU and Long Island University) Ms. Goins is working on two Masters degrees, one in Africana Studies at NYU, and another in Library and Information Studies at Long Island University.

Residencies

  • Kalamazoo College hosting Dr. Joe Anthony Dominic Alie (History, Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone)
  • Boston University hosting Yelimane Fall (Calligrapher and visual artist, Dakar, Senegal)
  • University of Florida-Jacksonville hosting Dr. Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah (Emergency Medicine Camp; Director of the national ambulance service of Ghana)

Travel Grantees

  • Amy Niang (University of Edinburgh), for research in Burkina Faso and Mali on “ State and Social Processes in Pre-colonial West Africa: Elements of Power, Office Devolution and Agency in the Mossi States”
  • Edem Kodzo Ekpe (University of Central Florida), for research in Ghana on “Evaluating Biocomplexity: Livelihoods Support Activities and Their Effects on Forest Biodiversity in Southeastern Ghana”
  • Bala Saho (Michigan State University), for research in the Gambia on “Islam, Gender and Authority: Social and Religious Transformations in the Muslim Courts of the Gambia, 1905 – 1965”
  • Gladys Asiedu (Kansas State University), for research in Ghana on “Unheard Voices: Impacts of HIV/AIDS-related Stigma on Individuals and Families in Ghana”
  • Asi Ndum (Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus), for research in Cameroon on “Bottom-up Approach for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Cameroon”
  • Oluwaseun O. Kolawole (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), for research in Ghana on “Contamination of Public Water Supplies”
  • Taiwo A. Olaiya (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria), for field research in Ghana for “A Comparative Study of Tax Administration and Burden of Governance in Nigeria and Ghana”
  • Jummai O. Yila (Asian Institute of Technology), for research in Nigeria on “A Gender-based Analysis of Vulnerability and Adaptability to Climate Change among Peasant Households in Semi-arid Nguru District, Nigeria”
  • Gbenahmin L. P. Tossa (Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal), for research in Senegal on “La Protection Juridique de l’Enfant au travail en Afrique de l’Ouest Francophone”
  • Brahima Ouattara (Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal), for research in Mali on “Commerce à longue distance et pénétration de l’Islam en Côte d’Ivoire au XVe – XIXe Siècle”

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2009 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Carmela Garritano (English Department, University of St. Thomas)
    “A History of African Popular Video: Ghanaian Cinema, Grassroots Globalization and Cosmopolitan Desires”
  • Dr. John Glover (History Department, University of Redlands)
    “The Layenne Sufi Order of Senegal”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Katherine Ann Wiley (Anthropology, Indiana University)
    “Beyond Getting By in Mauritania: Haratin Women’s Economic Practices and Identity Formation”
  • Kwame Essien (History Department, The University of Texas at Austin)
    “The African Diaspora in Reverse: The Tabom People in Ghana, 1935-2008.”
  • Amy Lynn Moran-Thomas (Anthropology, Princeton University)
    “The Paradox of Non-Communicable Epidemic: A Generational Perspective on Diabetes Care in Northern Ghana”

Residencies

  • Ohio University hosting Dr. Usman Ladan (History Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria)
  • Santa Clara University hosting Dr. Alain Sissao (Institut National Des Sciences de Societé and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique, Burkina Faso)

Travel Grantees

  • Jenny Fatou Mbaye (London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom) for research in Senegal and Bourkina Faso on “Hip Hop Music in West Africa: From Cultural Entrepreneurship to Social Change”
  • Jude Emeka Icheku (University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) for research in Nigeria on “An Investigation into the Involvement of the Roman Catholic Church in the Management of HIV/AIDS pandemic in Nigeria: The Case of Calabar, Cross River State”
  • Jean-Louis Sanka (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) for research in The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Senegal on “Enquêtes de Terrains sur le Sujet ‘Politiques Publiques et Territories en Afrique de l’Ouest, Dynamiques et Mutations Territoriales et les Réseaux Socio-Économiques, Analyse à partir des Frontiers Sud Sénégalo-Gambienne et Sénégalo-Bissau Guinéenne’”
  • Francis Kwame Boison (Deaf Empowerment Foundation, The Netherlands) for the presentation of a paper in Ghana “Patterns of Sign Language in Ghana”
  • Dr. Olarinmoye Oluwatosin Modupe (Lagos State University, Nigeria) for participation in the USGS Best Environmental Monitoring Program in the United States
  • Khady Tamba (University of Kansas) for research in Senegal on Sereer-Siin
  • Séhou Ahmadou (Université de Yaoundé) to present a paper “Lamido Iyawa Adamou de Banyo (Nord-Cameroun): chef traditionnel, parlementaire et esclavagiste (1902-1966)” at the “Tales of Slavery: Narratives of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Enslavement in Africa” conference at the University of Toronto, 20 – 23 May 2009, a conference co-sponsored by WARA.

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2008 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Abu Bakarr Bah (Sociology, Northern Illinois University)
  • “State Decay and Regional Insecurity: A critical examination of the international peace mediation in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire”
  • Dr. Hromi-Fielder (Public Health, University of Connecticut)
    “Dietary Practices, Food Availability, and Nutritional Status among Liberian Refugees”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Leif Brottem (Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    “Pastoralism, Bioculture and Changing Patterns of Governance in West Africa”
  • Timothy Landry (Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    “Local Production and Global Imaginings of Vodun in Benin”
  • Kathryn McHarry (Anthropology, University of Chicago)
    “Growing the Nation: Childhood, Medicine, and Technology in Senegal’s Development”

WARC Library Fellow

  • Lindsey Campbell-Badger (Library Science, Indiana University)

Residencies

  • UCLA hosting Dr. Francis Minimah (Department of Philosophy, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Travel Grantees

  • Oumou K.C. Beye (Université René Descartes, France) for research in Senegal on “Crise des systèmes de solidarité familiale et paupérisation des femmes en milieu urbain”
  • Josephine Dawuni (Georgia State University) for research in Ghana on “Gender, Social Movements and Democracy: Examining the factors for success of women’s social movements in Ghana”
  • Othniel M. Yila (Asian Institute of Technology) for research in Nigeria on “Technologies in the Central Highlands of Nigeria: An economic and policy analysis for Nigeria”
  • Georgette Koty (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University) for research in Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria on “Water Resource Management in the Niger River Basin”
  • Azeez Butali (University of Dundee, Scotland) for research in Nigeria on “An Investigation into the Role of Gene-Environment Interaction in the Etiology of Orofacial Clefts in Nigeria”

Graduate Intern

  • Zahida Sherman (Howard University) to work at the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture in Accra, Ghana

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2007 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Chima J. Korieh (History, Marquette University)
    “African Voices: Letters of Petition from Colonial Nigeria”
  • Kwasi Konadu (History, Winston-Salem State University)
    “The Culture of Healing in West Africa: A Biography of Nana Kofi Donkor”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Dontraneil Clayborne (History, University of California-Los Angeles)
    “Colonial Legacy and Post-Colonial Approaches to Urban Land Tenure, Property Rights, and Slum Upgrading in Ghana”
  • Matthew Kirwin (Political Science, Michigan State University)
    “Political Identity and Conflict Mitigation in Burkina Faso”

WARC Library Fellow

  • Jeremy Kenyon (Library and Information Science, Indiana University)

Residencies

  • University of North Carolina-Greensboro hosting Dr. Joyce Endeley (Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Buea, Cameroon)
  • Kalamazoo College hosting Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah (Africa and Islam in Africa, Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone)

Travel Grantees

  • Aya Brigitte N’Dri (Univeristyof Abobo-Adjamé, Cote D’Ivoire) for a meeting with scientists from the Biofun Project on “The Impact of Termites on Tree Population Dynamics in Savannas Under a Frequent Fire Regime”
  • Carolyn Tyhra Kumasi (Kwame Nkrumah University, Ghanna) for present “Impacts of Land – Use Change on the Quality Parameters Along the Barakese Reservoir Catchment Area” at Lagos University, Nigeria.
  • Adebayo Osagie Shittu (Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria) to present ”Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of Methicillin-Resistant of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates in South Western Nigeria” at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Elisée Soumonni (University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin) to present “The Impact of the British Abolition on the Slave Trade Port of Ouidah” at the American Historical Association Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia from January 4 – 7, 2007.
  • Rose Korang-Okrah (Univeristy of Illinois) researching “Risk and Resilience: Perspectives of Ghanaian Widows on the Loss of Property Rights” in Ghana.
  • Lucy Mande Ndip (University of Buea, Cameroon) researching “Genotypic Characterization of Ethrlichia Species in Cameroon” at the Pathology Lab at the University of Texas
  • Batamaka Somé (University of Illinois) researching “Men’s Cotton, Women’s Cotton, and Intra-household Negotiations: Gender Dynamics in Rural Southwest Burkina Faso” in Burkina Faso.

Graduate Intern

  • Giavanni Washington (University of California-Los Angeles) to work at CINOMADE in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

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2006 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Edmund Abaka, (Department of History, University of Miami)
    “The Hausa Diaspora in the Gold Coast and Asante c. 1820-1950″
  • Matthew J. Christensen (Department of English, University of Texas)
    “Rebellious Histories: The Amistad Slave Revolt, Globalization, and Modernity in the U.S. and Sierra Leone ”

Pre-Doctoral Research Grants

  • Jeffrey Scott Ahlman (History, University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign)
    “Rebuilding the Pan-African Bridge: Kwame Nkrumah, the Algerian Revolution, and the Postcolonial African Community”
  • Carmen Ruth McCain (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    “Out of Death Comes Regeneration: the Treatment of HIV in Hausa Novels and Films”
  • Thomas Richmond Fenn (Archeology, University of Arizona)
    “Ancient West African Copper Metallurgy and its Role in the Development of Trans-Saharan Trade”

Residencies

  • University of North Florida hosting Dr. Aymerou Mbaye (EFL Department, Ecole Normale Superieure/Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal)
  • Indiana University hosting Professor Shittu Akinola (Department of Public Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)

Travel Grantees

  • Olagorite Adetula (National Horticultural Research Institute, Nigeria) for travel to the Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, California from January 14-18, 2006.
  • Issiaka Youssoupha (Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, Niger) for research in Sénégal on “Accès à la banque de données de Wetlands International, Maîtrise du logiciel de traitement des données, échanges avec les spécialistes de la convention”
  • Peter Apata Olubambi (Federal University of Technology, Nigeria, and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) to present “Hydrometallurgical Process Developement for Zinc and Copper extraction from Nigerian Ores” at a conference in San Antonio, Texas from March 12-16 2006.
  • Judith Vershiyi Mbuh (University of Buea, Cameroon) for travel to Scotland to present “Malaria and Intestinal Helminthiasis in School Children” at the 11th International Congress of Parasitology.
  • Papa Miessa Dieng (Université Gaston Berger, Senegal) for travel to Washington, DC to participate in a panel on “The Kungaru Archive Project” at the African Studies Association meeting.
  • Jeremiah Oluwasegun Arowosegbe (Covenant University, Nigeria) for travel to Japan to present “Oil and the National Question in Nigeria: The Case of the Ethnic Minorities in the Niger Delta” at the 20th World Congress of the International Political Science Association.
  • Tunde Victor Ojumu (University of Cape Town, South Africa) for travel to Austria for research on “The Effects of Total Iron Concentration on the Microbial Ferrous-Iron Oxidiation Kinetic of Leptospirillium Ferriphillum”

Graduate Intern

  • Charmagne Elise Campbell-Patton (American University) to work at Africa Femmes Solidarite, Senegal.

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2005 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Robin Gee (Dance, University of North Carolina – Greensboro)
    “Jaba Don – A Multimedia Approach to Documenting West African Dance”
  • Scott Youngstedt (Anthropology, Saginaw Valley State College)
    “The 5th Francophone Sports and Arts Festival: The World Comes to Niamey, Niger”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Tracy Carter (History, UCLA)
    “The Role of the Mandika Griot in Gambian Political History”
  • Gretchen Pfiel (Anthropology, University of Chicago)
    “The Epistemology and Economy of Affect in New Church Missions to the Wolof of Dakar, Senegal”
    2011 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship winners. Her dissertation, Sarax and Sutura: Alms and the virtue of discretion in Dakar, Senegal, examines the relationship between almsgiving and the everyday ethics of discretion in Dakar, Senegal.

Residency

  • University of Wisconsin, African Studies Program hosting Karen King Aribisala (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Travel Grantees

  • Ademola O. Abass (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) to present “The Impact of the Internet on the Coaching Ability of Elite African Coaches at the 8th All African Games in Abuja, Nigeria” at a conference in Botswana.
  • Amigun Bamikole (University of Cape Town, South Africa) for research in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania on Biofuel Industries.
  • Solange Bandiaky (Clark University) for research in Senegal on “Gendered Interconnections among the World Bank, the Senegalese Government, and Local Communities in Natural Resource Management”
  • Kumordzi Bright Boye (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana) for research in Ghana on “Man and Elephants: the Situation at the Digya National Park in Ghana”
  • Olufemi Adegbola Adegbesan (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) for research in Germany on “Coping: A Critical Mediating Factor in Stress Relationships of Athletes in West African Countries”
  • Souleymane Diouf (Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal) for research in California on “John Steinbeck”

Graduate Interns

  • Lauren Arrington (Georgetown University) to work at a labor and delivery clinic, The Gambia
  • Kwadwo Gyase (University of Illinois) to work at the Aya Center, Ghana

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2004 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Ivor L. Miller (African Diaspora Studies, DePaul University)
    “Trans-Atlantic Narratives of an African-Derived Brotherhood in Cuba”
  • Fallou Ngom (Department of Modern Classical Languages, Western Washington University)
    “Arabic-based Writing Scripts in Senegal”  (2011  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship)

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Rebecca Tamar Cover (University of California – Berkeley)
    “Documentation and Description of the Badiaranké Language”
  • Rebecca Golden (Tulane University)
    “The Ijaw Youth Council: A Study of Violence in the Niger Delta of Nigeria”

Residency

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Primatology Department hosting Inza Kone (Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques and University of Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire)

Travel Grantees

  • Olufunke Adeboye (University of Lagos, Nigeria) to present “Diaries as Cultural and Intellectual Histories: Some Examples from Twentieth-Century Yorubaland” at a conference at the University of Texas, Austin.
  • Amadou T. Fofana (University of Wisconsin – Madison) for research in Senegal and Burkina Faso on “West African Cinema”
  • Barrel Gueye (SUNY- Binghamton) for research in Senegal on “Perspectives on Gender, Identity and Education: an Ethnographic Study of the Discontinuity of Adolescent Schooling in Senegal”
  • Moulaye Keita (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) for research in Mauritania on “Les Haratin de Mauritanie: quelle approche?”
  • Smart Egwu Otu (University of the Western Cape, South Africa) for research on “Drug Traffickers and Trafficking: A Sociological Analysis of Selected Inmates in Pollsmoor and Goodwood Prisons, Cape Town, South Africa”
  • Marianne Soumaré Sarr (La Raddho) for research in Illinois on “Nation et Paix: La question identitaire au coeur du conflit casamançais”

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2003 WARA Grantees

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Amy Lawson (Anthropology, University of Michigan)
    “The Past 2000 Years in the Gambia Valley”
  • Michelle Rhee (Medicine, Stanford University)
    “Knowledge of Malaria and Use of malaria Prevention Measures Following an Insecticide-Treated Bednet Community Program in Piron, Mali”

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Julie Hunter (Ethnomusicology, Brown University)
    “Women Making and Marketing Music: Ewe Women’s Performance, Power, and Politics in Contemporary Ghana”
  • Daniel Mensher (Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    “Whose Fish are These?: Decentralization’s impact on Malian fishers”

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies hosting Anthony Ijaola Asiwaju (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Brandeis University, Romance and Comparative Literature Department hosting Aminata Maïga Ka (Senegalese Author)

Travel Grantees

  • John Collins (University of Ghana) for research in Ghana on  “West African Highlife Music”
  • Bertin K. Kouadio (Florida International University) for pre-dissertation research in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Birahim Bouna Niang (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) “Les Déterminants de la Croissance dans les Pays de l’UEMOA”
  • J. Ako Okoro (University of Ghana, Legon) for archival research on Salaga at the Public Records Office, London
  • Magloire Somé (Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) for research in Senegal on “La Politique de la France à l’Egard des Missions Etrangères en AOF”

Graduate Interns

  • Marisa Guptarak (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) to work at The Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clinic, Ghana
  • Adrienne N. Pickett (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) to work at The Senegalese-American Bilingual School

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2002 WARA Grantees

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

  • Tara Deubel (Anthropology, University of Arizona)
    “Conserving Cultural Heritage with Microcredit in Mali”
  • Christey Carwile Routon (Anthropology, Southern Illinois University)
    “Women’s Healing Associations and Fertility in Nigeria”
  • Colin T. West (Anthropology, University of Arizona)
    “Seasonal Rainfall Forecasting among the Mossi in Burkina Faso”

Collaborative Scholars-in-Residence Fellows (forerunner to Residency Fellowship Program)

  • Ernest N. Emenyonu (University of Michigan – Flint) worked in collaboration with Bertram I. N. Osuagwu (Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Nigeria) on “The Igbo Translation Project”

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Travel Grantees

  • Oluyemisi Bamgbose (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) to present “Cultism and the Hope of Youths in Higher Institutions in Nigeria” at a conference about “Nigeria in the Twenty First Century” at the University of Texas.
  • Inza Koné (University of Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire) for research at the Bayreuth University and the Max Plamck Institute, Germany
  • Boube Namaiwa (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) for attendance at the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association
  • Ngozi L. Nwodo (University of Nigeria) for attendance at the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association

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2001 WARA Grantees

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellows

  • Shannon Marquez (University of Iowa)
    “Participatory Approaches to Environments Improvements for Control of Urban Malaria and Waterborne Diseases in The Gambia”
  • Bjorn C. Westgard (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    “Postcolonial Treatment: Articulating Bodies, Knowledge, and Communities in Fatick, Senegal”

Collaborative Scholars-in-Residence Fellows

  • Portia E. Cobb (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee) worked in collaboration with Ibrahima Seck (Lycée Blaise Diagne, Senegal) on “The Roots of Blues Culture: A Video Documentary”

Travel Grantees

  • Joseph Akinkugbe Adelegan (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) to present “Urban Solid Waste Generation Pattern and Health in Mid-21st Century Nigeria” at the Environmental Health and Risk Conference in the United Kingdom
  • Ayoade Raufu Adepoju (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) for research in Cote d’Ivoire on “Folklore in the Works of Bernard Binlin Dadié”
  • Ako Essien (University of Gambia) to present “Wronged, Misunderstood, Misjudged and Condemned: The Protagonist’s Fate in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Lemona’s Tale” at the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association.
  • Ben K. Fred-Mensah (Hamilton College) for research in Ghana on “Looking Up to the Victims: Land Scarcity and Women’s Role in Household Food Provisioning”
  • Moulaye Ismaël Keïta (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) to present “Mutations sociales à Mouakchott: Famille et marginalité juvénile” at a conference in France
  • Brempong Osei-Tutu (Syracuse University) for research in Ghana on “Contested Monuments: African America and the Political Economy of the Commodification of Ghana’s Slave Castles”
  • Mamadou Sy (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) for research at Northwestern and Michigan State Universities on “Le Dimar au XIXe siècle”

Graduate Interns

  • Flora Jennifer Jones (University of Virginia) researching “Political Factors Influencing a Government’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic in Senegal”
  • Yazmine Watts (Western Michigan University) researching “Women’s Political Participation in Senegal’s Transition to Democracy”

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2000 WARA Grantees

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellows

  • Monica Lorine Belmonte (Georgetown University)
    “An Orderly Evolution: The US, Decolonization in Nigeria and the Civil Rights Movement”
  • Jonathan Reynolds (Department of History and Geography, Northern Kentucky University)
    “Islam and Indirect Rule in British Colonial West Africa”

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Collaborative Scholars-in-Residence Fellows

  • Stephen Golub (Swarthmore College) worked in collaboration with Ahmadou Aly Mbaye (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) on “Senegal’s International Competitiveness: Case Studies of the Groundnut, Fishing and Textile Sectors”

Graduate Interns

  • Rhondale-Marie Barras (Clark Atlanta University) researching “Polygyny in Senegal”
  • Angela Brown (Yale University) researching “A Study of Sabar Songs and Their Importance Among the People of Senegal”
  • Kyan Celise Thornton (University of Minnesota) researching art and archaeology at the Legon University Museum, Ghana

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1999 WARA Grantees

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellows

  • Alice Burmeister (Winthrop University)
    “The Art of West African Factory-Printed Textiles”
  • Kathryn C. Lavelle (Cleveland State University)
    “Emerging Equity Markets in Africa”

Graduate Interns

  • Solimar Otero (University of Pennsylvania) researching “Rethinking the African Diaspora: The Cuban and Brazilian Yoruba Community in Lagos, Nigeria”
  • Yasmina Porter (University of Wisconsin – Madison) researching “An Autobiography of Maware Opoku, A Ghanaian Cultural Icon”
  • Rashid Kwame Shabazz (Yale University) researching “Hip Hop Music in Ghana”

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1998 WARA Grantees

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellows

  • Ekpo Okpo Eyo (University of Maryland – College Park)
    “1998 Archeological Excavations in Calabar in Cross River Valley, South Eastern Nigeria”
  • Martha Saavedra (University of California – Berkeley)
    “Women, Sports and Development in Senegal”

Graduate Interns

  • Nanette Christ (Johns Hopkins University) researching “Land Redistribution in Togo”
  • Maxine Downs (University of Florida) researching “The Impact of Credit on Malian Women Entrepreneurs”
  • Donna Patterson (Indiana University) researching “Female Entrepreneurs in Accra, Ghana”

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1997 WARA Grantees

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellows

  • Michael J. Boivin (Indiana Wesleyan University)
    “Assessment of the Children and Families of Senegal”
  • Laura S. Grillo (Millsap College)
    “Research on Divination: The Innovation and Adaptation of Traditional Religions in Response to the Contingencies of Contemporary Urban West Africa”
  • Lisa McNee (Queens University)
    “Initiations: Childhood and Children’s Literature in West Africa”

Graduate Interns

  • Mercedes Cabrera-Cuaresma (University of Florida) worked at West African Women’s Association, Senegal
  • Trudy-Ann Forbes (Howard University) researching “The Use and Impact of Pesticides and an Assessment of Alternatives”

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1996 WARA Grantees

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellows

  • Loyce Author (SUNY – Stony Brook)
    “The Role of the Artist in Ghana: Past, Present and Future”
  • Vera Viditz-Ward (Bloomsburg University)
    “Photographs of Urban West Africa: A Comparative Approach”
  • Raymond Winbush (Fisk University)
    “W. E. B. DuBois: Intellectual Links from Fisk to Accra”

Graduate Interns

  • Nicole Hodges (University of California – Los Angeles) researching “Senegalese Artists and the West African Research Center (WARC)”
  • Wanda Porter (Howard University) researching “Women in Development”
  • Torrance Stephens (Emory University)  researching the development of multimedia language tools in Wolof and Bambara for use in undergraduate language training.

1995 WARA Grantees

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellows

  • John Heilbrunn (Institut d’Etude d’Afrique Noire, France)
    “National Conferences of Benin and Togo”
  • Pamela F. Pozarny (University of Florida)
    “Rural Anthropology in Togo”
  • Lisa Smith (University of Wisconsin)
    “Nutrition at the Household Level”

Graduate Interns

  • Dell Everest (Howard University) researching “The Role of Women in Water Supply and Sanitation”
  • Caroline Gray (Jackson State University) researching community and economic development in Ghana
  • Shawnn R. Guthrie (San Jose State University) researching FM Radio Stations in Ghana

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