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2017 Graduates

Bullindah.jpg​Dr Jacqueline Bullindah

Home country: Kenya
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date: December 2017
Department: Music
Supervisor: Prof Stephanus Müller
Co-supervisor: Prof Emily Achieng Akuno
Dissertation title: Creative processes in generating theatrical music for plays in Kenya

Chikaipa.jpg​Dr Victor Chikaipa

Home country: Malawi
PANGeA partner: University of Malawi
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: General Linguistics
Supervisor: Prof Christine Anthonissen
Co-Supervisor: Dr Taryn Bernard
Dissertation title: A critical discourse analysis of 
environmental discourse in media
                                                   reporting after catastrophic flooding
                                                   in Southern Malawi

Dube, Charles.jpg​Dr Charles Dube

Home country: Zimbabwe
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date: December 2017
Department: Social Anthropology
Supervisor: Prof Steven Robins
Co-supervisor: Dr Thomas Cousins
Dissertation title: Zimbabwean migrants and the dynamic of religion and informal support associations in mediating everyday life in Cape Town

Kangalawe.jpg​Dr Hezron Kangalawe

Home country: Tanzania
PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: History
Supervisor: Prof Sandra Swart
Dissertation title: Plantation forestry in Tanzania: A history of Sao hill forest in Mufindi district, 1939-1990

Karani.jpgDr Michael Karani

Home country: Tanzania
PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: African Languages
Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser
Dissertation title: Syntactic categories and argument structure in Parakuyo Maasai

Kasembeli.jpgDr Serah Kasembeli

Home country: Kenya
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: English Studies
Supervisor: Prof Tina Steiner
Dissertation title: The ghost of memory: Literary representations of slavery across Indian Ocean Africa

Laizer.jpgDr Neema Laizer

​​Home country: Tanzania
PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: English Studies
Supervisor: Dr Jeanne Ellis
Co-Supervisor: Prof Grace Musila
Dissertation title: Contemporary configurations of "Maasainess"

Lilla.jpg​​Dr Qanita Lilla

Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: Visual Arts
Supervisor: Prof Elizabeth Gunter
Dissertation title: Displaying the nation: Shifting symbols and changing identities at the South African National Gallery (1910-2014)

Luhende.jpg​Dr Paul Luhende

Home country: Tanzania
PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: African Languages
Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser
Dissertation title: Morpho-syntactic and lexical-semantic adaptation of English loanwords into Sukuma

Marais.jpgDr Adri Marais

Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date: December 2017
Department: English
Supervisor: Prof Shaun Viljoen
Co-supervisor: Prof Tina Steiner
Dissertation title: Happily ever other: Unsettling queers, blacks and ageing others in the feminist revision of fairy tales after 1990

Dr Ritsie Mashale-Sonibare

Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date: December 2017
Department: Social Work
Supervisor: Prof Lambert Engelbrecht
Dissertation title: The nature and scope of management tasks performed by volunteers on management committees of non-profit organisations

Mpofu.jpgDr Sibongile Mpofu

Home country: Zimbabwe
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: December 2017
Department: Journalism
Supervisor: Prof Lizette Rabe
Dissertation title: Are "untouched citizens" creating their deliberative democracy online? A critical analysis of women's activists media in Zimbabwe

Nakijoba.jpgDr Sarah Nakijoba

Home country: Uganda
PANGeA partner: Makerere University
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: General Linguistics
Supervisor: Dr Kate Huddlestone
Dissertation title: Pragmatic markers in Luganda-L2 English bilingual spoken course: A relevance-theoretic approach

Ndomba.jpg​​​Dr Herbert Ndomba

Home country: Tanzania
PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: History
Supervisor: Prof Sandra Swart
Dissertation title: A history of Tobacco Production in Ruvuma Region, Southern Tanzania, c. 1930-2000

 

​​Nyakuwa.jpgDr Robert Nyakuwa

Home country: Zimbabwe
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: Social Anthropology
Supervisor: Prof Kees van der Waal
Dissertation title: Informally, ambivalence and governmentality: An ethnography of conversion entrepreneurship

​​Nwachukwu.jpgDr Felix Nwachukwu

Home country: Nigeria
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date: December 2017
Department: Translation Studies
Supervisor: Prof Ilse Feinauer
Dissertation title: Identifying and improving reading comprehension in the translation process: A visualisation approach

Rontsch.jpgDr Marc Röntsch

Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: December 2017
Department: Music
Supervisor: Prof Stephanus Müller
Dissertation title: The life and works of Christopher Langford James (1952 - 2008)

​Dr Mohammad ShabanguShabangu.jpg

Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: English Studies
Supervisor: Prof Tina Steiner
Co-Supervisor: Dr Megan Jones
Dissertation title: Globality, The Double Bind of African Migrant Writing

Simon.jpgDr Francine Simon

​​​Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: English Studies
Supervisor: Prof Sally-Ann Murray
Dissertation title: Nomadic experimentalisms: The innovative poetics of selected contemporary women's poetry

Walters.jpgDr Handri Walters

​​​Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date: March 2018
Department: Social Anthropology
Supervisor: Prof Kees van der Waal
Co-Supervisor: Prof Steven Robins
Dissertation title: Volkekunde at Stellenbosch University from 1926: Anthropological constructions of race, culture and ethnicity