About the Academic Fellows Program

The Academic Fellows program has brought together 11 African academics based around the continent and the Diaspora to investigate Africa’s narrative across a range of mediums and topics that include social media, arts reinstitution, the impact of COVID-19, and spoken word poetry. The program brings academic rigour and an evidence-based approach to African No Filter’s work to understand and shift harmful and stereotypical narratives about Africa. It forms part of a larger research agenda to understand narrative and its impact. It is co-funded by Facebook and supported by The African Union, AUDA-NEPAD and the New York-based Africa Centre. 

The current cohort of the ANF Academic Fellows program ends in April 2022.

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