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2018 Graduates

Basweti.jpgDr Nobert Basweti

Home country: Kenya
PANGeA partner: University of Nairobi
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: African Languages
Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser
Dissertation title: Argumentation in Doctor-Patient Consultations in EkeGusii: A Pragma-Dialectical Approach

Student Photo.jpegDr Tsitsi Bangira

Home country: Zimbabwe
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: April 2019
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Supervisor: Prof Adriaan van Niekerk
Co-Supervisor: Prof Massimo Menenti (TU Delft)
Dissertation title: Mapping surface water in complex and heterogeneous environments using remote sensing

Student Photo.jpegDr Annemi Conradie

Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date: April 2019
Department: Visual Arts
Supervisor: Prof Lize van Robbroeck
Dissertation title: Africa-lite: Cultural appropriation and commodification of historic blackness in post-apartheid fabric and décor design

Student Photo.jpegDr Roshni Gokool

Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: African Languages
Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser
Dissertation title: Cognitive and Linguistic Complexity in a Task-based Computer-assisted Language-Learning Syllabus for Health Sciences Students

Jjingo.jpgDr Caesar Jjingo

Home country: Uganda
PANGeA partner: Makerere University
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: African Languages
Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser
Dissertation title: Cognitive Analysis in Task-based Syllabus Design for the Teaching and Learning of Kiswahili as a Second Language in Ugandian
                                                   Secondary Schools

Kpobi.jpgDr Lily Kpobi

Home country: Ghana
PANGeA partner: University of Ghana
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: Psychology
Supervisor: Prof Leslie Swartz
Dissertation title: Indigenous and Faith Healing for Mental Disorders: An Explanatory Study of Healers in Accra, Ghana

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Dr Nathanael Lukanda

Home country: Uganda
PANGeA partner: Makerere University
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: Journalism
Supervisor: Prof George Claassen
Dissertation title: From lab to fork? Press coverage and public (mis)perception of crop biotechnology in Uganda


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Dr Michael Lyakurwa

Home country: Tanzania
PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2012
Graduation date: April 2019
Department: Philosophy (Applied Ethics)
Supervisor: Prof Johan Hattingh
Co-Supervisor: Late Prof SK Hellsten
Dissertation title: Towards an approach to environmental ethics responsive to environmental                                                      challenges on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

Lukanda.jpgDr Dominick Makanjila

Home country: Tanzania
PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: April 2019
Department: African Languages
Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser
Dissertation title: Internal syntax of the Chimakonde determiner phrase

Musa.jpgDr Sallek Musa

Home country: Nigeria
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: Sociology
Supervisor: Prof Lindy Heinecken
Dissertation title: Military Internal Security Operations in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria: Ameliorating or Exacerbating Insecurity?

Mwiine.jpgDr Amon Mwiine

Home country: Uganda
PANGeA partner: Makerere University
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: Sociology
Supervisor: Prof Rob Pattman
Co-Supervisor: Dr Michelle Sikes
Dissertation title: Promotors of Gender Equality? A Study of the Social Construction of Specific Male 
                                                   Parliamentarians as "Male Champions" in Uganda

Sanni.jpgDr Gaspardus Mwombeki

Home country: Tanzania
PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: April 2019
Department: African Languages
Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser
Dissertation title: Strategic manoeuvring in the 2015 Tanzanian presidential election campaign speeches: A pragma-dialectical perspective


Ojiambo.jpgDr Jacqueline Ojiambo

Home country: Kenya
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: April 2019
Department: English Studies
Supervisor: Prof Louise Green
Co-Supervisor: Dr Dawid de Villiers
Dissertation title: Films by Kenyan women directors as national allegories

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Dr John Sanni

Home country: Nigeria
Year of enrolment: 2015
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: Philosophy
Supervisor: Prof Louise du Toit
Co-Supervisor: Dr Dirk Louw
Dissertation title: Exploring Martin Heidegger's Conceptions of Phenomenology and Transcendence: Addressing the Problem of 
                                                   Religious Fundamentalists Violence

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Dr Miché Thompson

Home country: South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: General Linguistics
Supervisor: Prof Christine Anthonissen
Dissertation title: Multilingualism in the Workplace: Communicative Practices between Store Owners and Assistants in Chinese Shops in Cape Town

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Dr Jean-Pierre Togolo

Home country: Cameroon
PANGeA partner: University of Yaoundé I
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: April 2019
Department: Sociology
Supervisor: Prof Simon Bekker
Co-Supervisor: Prof Philippe Blaise Essomba (University of Yaoundé I)
Dissertation title: Yaounde Apres L’independence:    Les changements migratoires dans les processus d’urbanisation d’une ville capital 1960-2010 (English translation: Shifts in urbanization streams toward the capital city of Cameroon, Yaoundé, after independence 1960-2010)

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Dr Valentine Uwiyezimana

Home country: Rwanda
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: General Linguistics
Supervisor: Dr Simone Conradie
Dissertation title: An Investigation into the Effect of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning in Rwandan University Students' Proficiency in English as a Foreign Language

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Dr Ibrahim Yakubu

Home country: Ghana
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: December 2018
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Supervisor: Prof Ronnie Donaldson
Co-Supervisor: Dr Manfred Spocter
Dissertation title: Residential Mobility Practices in Low-Income Communities of Tamale, Ghana


Yakubu.jpgDr Nestory Yamungu

Home country: Tanzania
PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2016
Graduation date: April 2019
Department: Geography and Environmental Studies
Supervisor: Prof Ronnie Donaldson
Co-Supervisor: Dr Manfred Spocter
Dissertation title: Street-level bureaucrats and piecemeal planning approaches in the Tanzanian                                                    small towns of Mlandizi and Sirari