Historicising the Humanities at Makerere University since 1922

Historicising the Humanities at Makerere University since 1922

Edgar Fred Nabutanyi

Edgar Fred Nabutanyi holds a PhD from the English Department, Stellenbosch University. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literature, Makerere University. While his teaching interests are in Children’s Literature, Critical Theory, Practical Criticism, and Media Studies, his research interests converge around issues of public discourses in the public sphere regarding how these channels — fiction and media — are subverted and assimilated by vulnerable and minority subjectivities for self-enunciation.

Dominica Dipio

Dominica Dipio is a full professor of literature and film in the Department of Literature. She is a recipient of several distinguished fellowships and academies such as: Propaganda Fides (Rome), The East African Commonwealth, Fulbright, African Humanities Program (AHP), the Cambridge-Africa Programme for Research Excellence (CAPREx), and the Leadership Academy – HERS-SA. She has published widely and has directed films in her interdisciplinary research interests of literature, film, folklore, popular culture, audience, and gender studies. 

Byaruhanga Rukooko Archangel

Prof Rukooko hold a B.A. (Makerere University), M.A. (University of Nairobi), and PhD. (Makerere University). He has taught Philosophy and Human Rights at Makerere University since 1989 to date where he is a Professor. He was Deputy Dean and Dean, Faculty of Arts, and later, Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts. He co-authored a book Cultures at Crossroads: Homosexuality and Human Rights in Uganda (2017), and writing “Why the Passion to Legislate against Homosexuals?

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