Junior Fellow Representatives

The current Junior Fellow Representatives are Monika Christine Rohmer & Usman Ahmad.

Monika Christine Rohmer is a research associate of the chair of African and Afrophone Philosophies (Prof. Dr. Alena Rettová). She is pursuing her PhD with the title “Towards a Fluid Ecosophy. Conceptualisations of WATER at the Senegalese Coast”. Monika joined BIGSAS in July 2021.

Before obtaining her MA in African Verbal and Visual Arts at the University of Bayreuth, she majored in Political Science in her undergraduate at Leipzig University. Her main research interests are ecolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, post- and decolonial studies, and political activism. She is fascinated by popular arts (especially hip-hop), political philosophy, and (non-)migration studies.

In her spare time, Monika enjoys various outside activities, mostly accompanied by her three-year old son. Further, Monika loves to sing and plays the piano, the cello, and the organ.

Usman Ahmad is a lecturer in the Department of English and French, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU), Katsina. He was born on 11th November, 1989 at Funtua local government area of Katsina state in Nigeria. He also attended Primary and Secondary schools in Funtua local government area. Moreover, he got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the discipline of English Language from Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina. He was a Visiting Scholar at Indiana University in the United States of America between 2014 and 2015 where he attended Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program.

Usman is currently a Junior Fellow at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), working on English-Hausa translations of legal documents. His research interests are English Linguistics, African Linguistics, Translation Studies, Sociolinguistics, and Semantics.

He likes traveling, and football, as well as an academic and political discourse with friends.

You can contact them via e-mail: bigsas-reps@uni-bayreuth.de.



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