Six MISR MPhil/PhD students awarded Fellowships

We are proud to announce that six MISR MPhil/PhD students were awarded various fellowships from the SSRC Next Generation of Social Sciences in Africa Program and the Open Society Foundations.



Year of Study

Title of Research



Evarist Ngabirano


Beyond Ethnic Violence: A Genealogical Study of the Bakiga Culture and Politics in Kigezi and the Diaspora.

SSRC-Doctoral Dissertation proposal Fellowship
2 Haydee Bangerezako 5 Lake Communities and Hinterland Relations: History of the Imbo Region on Lake Tanganyika in the 19th Century. SSRC-Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship
3 Netsanet Gebremichael Weldesenbet 6 “Topographies of Memories: Remembering Asmara through Personal Histories, Metaphors of Place and Time from Ethiopia (1952-1975).” SSRC-Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship


Temesgen Tesfamariam


Impact of Modern State formation in Eritrea (1890 – 1991) on peasantry: de-peasantisation of labor.

Civil Society Scholar Award (CSSA) of the Open Society Foundations


Yahya Sseremba


An Inquiry into the History and Politics Behind the Social Violence in the Rwenzori Area of Uganda.

SSRC-Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship &

2017/8 Young African Scholars Program of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation


Yonas Ashine Demisse


Developmentalism in Africa: A Genealogy of the Developmental State of Ethiopia.

SSRC-Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Congratulations to all our students!

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