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Fellows 2022/23


Dr. Noemi Alfieri

stay: 01.10.2022 – 31.07.2023

Noemi Alfieri was a Post-Doc Fellow of the FCT project “AFROLAB: Building African Literatures. Institutions and Consecration inside and outside the Portuguese-Language Space (1960-2020)”, based at  ...more


Dr. Renzo Baas

stay: 01.10.2022 – 31.03.2023

Renzo Baas was a wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum from 03.2020 until 08.02022. He received his PhD at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies in 2017 and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal from 2018-2020. ...more


Dr. Judith Bachmann

stay: 01.10.2022 – 31.07.2023

Dr. Judith Bachmann is a Bayreuth academy research fellow, currently working on a genealogy of global spatialities of the Yoruba divination practice Ifá. From 2017-2022 she worked as a research and teaching fellow at the Department of Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology, Faculty of Theology...more


Jean-Pierre Békolo

stay: 09.04.2023 – 09.07.2023

Jean-Pierre Bekolo was born in 1966 in Yaounde, Cameroon. He studied physics at the University of Yaounde in Cameroon from 1984 to 1987. He then studied in the National Institution of Audiovisuals (INA) in Bry-sur-Marne, France, under French film theorist Christian Metz.  ...more


Prof. Dr. Stephen Brown

stay: 01.10.2022 – 31.07.2023

Stephen Brown is Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa, where he is also affiliated with the School of International Development and Global Studies. His research focuses mainly on the intersection of domestic and international politics. He has published on democratization, political violence, peacebuilding and...more


Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Cooper

stay: 24.10.2022 – 03.02.2023

Elizabeth’s current research focuses on Kenyan students’ protest actions and their experiences of education and citizenship. Her 2022 book entitled 'Burning Ambition: Education, Arson, and Learning Justice in Kenya' explores how young people learn to understand and influence the workings of power and justice in their society. ...more


Dr. Anthony Diala

stay: 21.01.2023 – 21.07.2023

Anthony C. Diala is an associate professor of law at the University of the Western Cape and founding director of its Centre for Legal Integration in Africa. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town (2016), an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria (2007), a PG Diploma from the Nigerian Law School (2004), and an LLB from Enugu State ...more


Dr. Lamine Doumbia

stay: 01.10.2022 – 31.07.2023

Dr. Lamine Doumbia is a social anthropologist and currently a postdoctoral researcher at Excellence Cluster “Africa Multiple” of University of Bayreuth. After his fellowship at the Institute of African Studies of the University of Bayreuth, He recently completed an individual fellowship and Co-convened the interdisciplinary fellow Group 6 at the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa...more


Dr. Maja Figge

stay: 01.02.2023 – 31.07.2023

Maja Figge is currently research associate for film studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Her main research interests are transnational screen cultures, film and media aesthetics and theory, postcolonial critique and decolonial thought, gender / queer studies.  ...more


Dr. Faisal Garba Muhammed

stay: 01.12.2022 – 30.06.2023

Dr Faisal Garba is in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he convenes the Global Studies Programme (GSP). He leads the South-South Migration Hub in South Africa and the Migration and Mobility Research Group at UCT...more


Prof. Dr. Pamila Gupta

stay: 01.05.2023 – 31.07.2023

Pamila Gupta is currently Professor at WiSER, University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she has been based since 2008. Starting in January 2023 she will take up a Research Professorship at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, affiliated with the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies (CGAS).  She holds a PhD in Anthropology from...more


Dr. Femi Jegede

stay: 01.10.2022 – 31.07.2023

My research expertise has broadly drawn upon Ashantee Molefi’s notion of Afrocentricism as a wider episteme that tends to push the essentiality of phenomenon using African knowing systems and scientific traditions. The methodology is not the formal Eurocentric knowledge systems that place so much emphasis on theoretical and not much on the practical. It is squared in ...more


Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi

stay: 16.10.2022 – 15.04.2023

Dr Thokozani Mhlambi is a creative musician, who uses his art and exhibitions in order to convey African stories/philosophies. He plays the baroque cello, sings and compose his own music. Born in Madadeni, KwaZulu-Natal, after fulfilling music studies in South Africa & Sweden, Mhlambi received his PhD in Music at the University of Cape Town. In South Africa, he has showcased work at leading platforms such as the Linder Auditorium, National Arts Festival and Soweto Theatre ...more


Dr. Wandia Njoya

stay: 24.10.2022 – 23.04.2023

Wandia Njoya is an associate professor of literature and former head of the Department of Language and Performing Arts at Daystar University in Kenya. She began her academic career as a scholar of African literature in French, but developed an interest in education. ...more


Dr. Bakheit Mohammed Nur

stay: 01.10.2022 – 31.12.2022

Bakheit Mohammed Nur holds a PhD in Anthropology from Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, Germany; and Bachelor in Sociology and Social Anthropology, and a Master in Social Anthropology from University of Khartoum, Sudan. Between 2019 and 2021, Nur was a postdoctoral fellow at the Chair of Anthropology, University of Bayreuth where ...more


Dr. Anthony Okeregbe

stay: 04.10.2022 – 03.12.2022

Anthony Okeregbe, Ph.D, is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos (UNILAG), and also Principal Investigator, Lagos African Cluster Centre of Excellence (ACC) of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, University of Bayreuth, Germany. Born in Lagos where he lives with his family, Tony had his early education in Lagos and Ibadan. He has a BA (Hons.) in 1990 at the University of Ibadan, MA (1994) and Ph.D (2004) in Philosophy at the University of Lagos, Nigeria...more


Prof. Dr. Dhruv Raina

stay: 01.10.2022 – 31.01.2023

Dhruv Raina is currently Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where he teaches the history and philosophy of science. He studied physics at Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from Göteborg University. Prior to joining the University he was a Scientist ...more


Prof. Dr. Stênio José Paulino Soares

stay: 01.10.2022 – 31.07.2023

Performance artist. Professor at the Department of Performing Techniques at the School of Theater at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA/Brazil). Professor and vice-coordinator of the Post-Graduate Program in Ethnic and African Studies (Pós-Afro/UFBA) and Professor of Master in Arts (Prof-Artes/UFBA/Brazil) ...more


Alexandre Vieira

stay: 01.03.2023 – 31.07.2023

Alexandre Vieira is a Brazilian musician based in Salvador - Bahia - Brasil. Master in music performance - Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), plays upright bass, electric bass, guitar, percussion and sing, performing as a frontman and sideman. Born in a musical family, started playing in his early childhood with his father, sister and brother, became professional at 17 years old. ...more

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