Fellows & Grantees

Christelle Amina

African Peacebuilding Network: Individual Research Fellowships 2018
Project Title
An African Tree of Peace: The "Soré tree," Politics, Women, and Peacebuilding among Gbaya Community in Cameroon and Central African Republic
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Department of History, University of Ngaoundéré


Amina Djouldé Christelle is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences of the University of Ngaoundéré, Cameroon. Her research interests include African politics, visual studies, political cartoons, and African endogenous knowledge. She is also interested in the study of gender-related imageries and women’s representation. She teaches courses on History and Pictures, Geopolitics of Conflicts in Africa, Methods and Techniques of Oral History, History of Diplomacy, and African Politics. As the Coordinator of the Community Research and Development Center (COREDEC), she organizes workshops and interacts with local people, especially women, on a regular basis. She is also working to build competence among women through training, education, business programs, and health support. Through her research activities on endogenous knowledge, she has set up a research program on “Women’s Cultural Legacy of Peace in Northern Cameroon.” Christelle is a recipient of a number of academic grants and fellowships, including Hampâté Ba Fellowship from Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH)-Ange Guépin de Nantes-France, grants for research on cartoons from the International Center of Caricature, Cartoon Press and Humor of Saint-Just-Le Martel (France). She also received thesis-writing grants from the Community Research and Development Center (COREDEC) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and a Special Award for Female Excellence in Higher Education in Cameroon. In furtherance of her academic activities, she has attended conferences, trainings, and workshops in several countries. She has also published several papers and contributed chapters to books that focus on politics, visual studies, history, and diplomacy. She is a member of the editorial board of several journals. Her 2017 doctoral dissertation was titled “Cartoons and Politics in Post-Colonial Cameroon (1960-2012).” One of her recent publications is “Fortune et Infortunes de ‘Tonton Mitterrand’ dans la Production Picturale Satirique au Cameroun sous l’ère de la Démocratisation (1990-1993)” in African Humanities: Journal of Social Sciences (2017).