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Grants Recipients for East Africa, 2003


Marion Field Fass, Beloit College
Jahwara Giddings and Eric Miller, Antioch College
Fred L. Johnson, III, Hope College
Rexton Lynn, Coe College
James Makubya, Wabash College
Joseph Mbele, St. Olaf College
Kenneth Menkhaus, Davidson College
Thomasina Neely-Chandler, Spelman College
James Pletcher, Denison University
Janet Puhalla, Rollins College
Michael Schneider, Knox College (mini-seminar for several faculty from Knox College)
Ali Skandor, Ohio Wesleyan University
Emmanuel K. Twesigye, Ohio Wesleyan University
Robin Visel, Furman University; Bradley Nystrom, Centre College; Mary Bruce, Monmouth College (collaborative project)

Proposed work not completed yet outlined below.
          Jahwara Giddings, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Antioch College 
          Giddings has brought Professor Charles Nyambuga from Maseno 
University in eastern Kenya to conduct several lectures at Antioch and
other institutions in the region.
James Makubuya, Associate Professor of Music, Wabash College Makubuya will travel to the Nyanza province in Kenya to study the obokano bowl lyre, considered the largest bowl lyre in the world, so that he may compare its relationship with other East African bowl lyres.
Joseph Mbele, Associate Professor of English, St. Olaf College Mbele will travel to Tanzania to continue his research on Osale Otango, an outlaw hero who operated in the 1950s during the British rule. He hopes to record narratives and document sites as well as search archival records in Dar es Salaam.
Janet Puhalla, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Rollins College Puhalla will meet with the directors of the Taita Discovery Center in southeastern Kenya to determine how their established programs and projects could help her students learn about indigenous Kenyan cultures as well as the conservation and biodiversity issues of the surrounding environment. She hopes to offer a 2004 spring semester course on sustainable development and conservation in East Africa that would culminate in a two-week field study component in Kenya.
Michael Schneider, Co-Director of the Center for Global Studies, Knox College Five Knox College faculty members will travel to Tanzania to familiarize themselves with country and work on individual projects which include war crimes, African music, and birds.. They will also work to identify a Tanzanian scholar or scholars who could visit the Knox College campus in the 2003-04 or 2004-05 academic years.

For additional information, please contact Derek Vaughan at or 734-761-4833.

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