In 2014, the Gerda Henkel Foundation initiated a scholarship programme supporting young humanities scholars from Africa and Southeast Asia in honour of the foundation's founder, Lisa Maskell. It is the largest international support programme for PhD students in the history of the Foundation. The Lisa Maskell Fellowships aim to strengthen universities in the partner countries, to counter the outflow of qualified young scholars and to ensure the doctoral students enjoy excellent academic training.
In this dossier, L.I.S.A. will publish interviews with the Lisa Maskell Fellows from Africa and Southeast Asia, in which they talk about their research projects as well as their experiences during their academic career and the Lisa Maskell fellowship.
This week, we welcome Jacqueline Namukasa from Uganda. After graduating from the Islamic Universtiy in Uganda, she started her PhD in History with the thesis Examining Territorial Conflicts in East Africa: A case study of Migingo Island conflict between Uganda and Kenya 1926-2009 at Makerere in 2018.