AFRICANA STUDIES PROFESSOR AWARDED INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Tanure Ojaide, Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies at UNC Charlotte, has received a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship from the Institute of International Education to share his expertise with students and faculty in Africa.

Ojaide will be in residence for three months at the University of Abuja in Nigeria, once COVID-19 restrictions permit. He will collaborate on research with graduate students and faculty members, especially in oral and written African literatures. He also will assist the University of Abuja in strengthening its programs in these areas.

ā€œIt is my aim to be on the ground and make meaningful contributions by influencing the curriculum, doing some research collaboration but above all mentoring and teaching the graduate students toward elevating standards to those in the United States and major academies in the world,ā€ Ojaide said.

Read more at Inside UNC Charlotte.