Ngozi Ugo Emeka-Nwobia

Ngozi U. Emeka-Nwobia holds a PhD in linguistics and teaches in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, where she is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. Dr. Emeka-Nwobia is the Southeast regional consultant of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund in a project funded by the Ford Foundation and has received many international fellowships awards and research grants. These include: the Social Science Research Council’s Next Generation Social Sciences Research in Africa 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship Award; 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award; and the 2020 African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Fellowship Award. She also received other awards such as the collaborative research on “Language, Literature, Music and Prayer as (re)Sources of African Values, Spirituality and Christian Theology,” award funded by the Templeton Foundation of the Nagel Institute of Calvin College, Michigan, USA (2018-2020); and the Postdoctoral Fellowship Award of the American Council of Learned Societies’ (ACLS’s) African Humanities Program, 2016/2017. Dr. Emeka-Nwobia also received a Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) Scholar award. Her teaching, research, and consultancy activities focus on the intersections of language and peacebuilding, and religion and women studies. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and authored book chapters.

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