The Africa Institute, a globally oriented center for research, documentation, study and teaching of Africa and its diaspora in the humanities and social sciences, today announced the inaugural group of fellowships awarded through its new Research Fellowships Program. Conceived as a research-based think-tank and a postgraduate studies institution, the Institute offers both masters and PhD programs dedicated to training a new generation of critical thinkers in African and African diaspora studies and evolving a new model for academic research, teaching and documentation in the field.

In advancement of these goals, The Africa Institute has inaugurated a senior fellowship named in honor of the esteemed late professor of African studies Ali A. Mazrui as well as two postdoctoral fellowships named for scholar, curator and art critic Okwui Enwezor and for world-renowned Moroccan scholar Fatema Mernissi.

 

The Ali A. Mazrui Senior Fellowship in Global African Studies

Named in honor of the esteemed late Professor Ali A. Mazrui – whose contributions to the field of African Studies have left a remarkable and transformative impact on the world – this fellowship is open to senior scholars whose work shows emphasis on African and African diaspora studies and their intersections with social sciences and the humanities.

Eligible applicants include well recognized scholars at the level of associate or full professors in their home institutions, or independent authors and public intellectuals who earned critical recognition for their writings in all related fields to African and African diaspora studies. Read More about the namesake Scholar Ali A. Mazrui

 

The Okwui Enwezor Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual culture, Performance studies and Critical Humanities

Named in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor, the famed scholar, curator, and art critic, whose contributions to the disciplines of art history, art criticism and cultural studies have left a groundbreaking and dynamic impact, this fellowship is open to emerging scholars whose work focuses on visual and performance studies and intersections with discourses of art history, performance studies, and critical humanities.

Eligible applicants must have earned their doctoral degree (PhD) within the last five years, prior to assuming the fellowship. Read More about the namesake Scholar, Okwui Enwezor

 

The Fatema Mernissi Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social and Cultural Studies

This fellowship is named in honor of the world-renowned Moroccan scholar, the late Professor Fatema Mernissi, whose contributions to gender, feminism, sociopolitical change and Islam, have been critical and transformational. The fellowship is open to emerging scholars in the field of social sciences with specific emphasis on gender, feminism, and cultural studies and visual cultures, as long as they intersect with African and African diaspora studies. Read More about the namesake Scholar Fatima Mernissi

The Africa Institute, a globally oriented center for research, documentation, study and teaching of Africa and its diaspora in the humanities and social sciences, today announced the inaugural group of fellowships awarded through its new Research Fellowships Program. Conceived as a research-based think-tank and a postgraduate studies institution, the Institute offers both masters and PhD programs dedicated to training a new generation of critical thinkers in African and African diaspora studies and evolving a new model for academic research, teaching and documentation in the field.

The Africa Institute, a globally oriented center for research, documentation, study and teaching of Africa and its diaspora in the humanities and social sciences, today announced the inaugural group of fellowships awarded through its new Research Fellowships Program. Conceived as a research-based think-tank and a postgraduate studies institution, the Institute offers both masters and PhD programs dedicated to training a new generation of critical thinkers in African and African diaspora studies and evolving a new model for academic research, teaching and documentation in the field.

In advancement of these goals, The Africa Institute has inaugurated a senior fellowship named in honor of the esteemed late professor of African studies Ali A. Mazrui as well as two postdoctoral fellowships named for scholar, curator and art critic Okwui Enwezor and for world-renowned Moroccan scholar Fatema Mernissi.

 

The Ali A. Mazrui Senior Fellowship in Global African Studies

Named in honor of the esteemed late Professor Ali A. Mazrui – whose contributions to the field of African Studies have left a remarkable and transformative impact on the world – this fellowship is open to senior scholars whose work shows emphasis on African and African diaspora studies and their intersections with social sciences and the humanities.

Eligible applicants include well recognized scholars at the level of associate or full professors in their home institutions, or independent authors and public intellectuals who earned critical recognition for their writings in all related fields to African and African diaspora studies. Read More about the namesake Scholar Ali A. Mazrui

 

The Okwui Enwezor Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual culture, Performance studies and Critical Humanities

Named in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor, the famed scholar, curator, and art critic, whose contributions to the disciplines of art history, art criticism and cultural studies have left a groundbreaking and dynamic impact, this fellowship is open to emerging scholars whose work focuses on visual and performance studies and intersections with discourses of art history, performance studies, and critical humanities.

Eligible applicants must have earned their doctoral degree (PhD) within the last five years, prior to assuming the fellowship. Read More about the namesake Scholar, Okwui Enwezor

 

The Fatema Mernissi Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social and Cultural Studies

This fellowship is named in honor of the world-renowned Moroccan scholar, the late Professor Fatema Mernissi, whose contributions to gender, feminism, sociopolitical change and Islam, have been critical and transformational. The fellowship is open to emerging scholars in the field of social sciences with specific emphasis on gender, feminism, and cultural studies and visual cultures, as long as they intersect with African and African diaspora studies. Read More about the namesake Scholar Fatima Mernissi

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