Dr Ernest Okello Ogwang

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Associate Professor Ernest Okello Ogwang is a holder of a Ph.D in Literature-Folklore Major (Indiana University, Bloomington), an MA in Literature (Makerere University) and a BA (Hons.) Makerere University.

Dr. Okello Ogwang is an accomplished publisher with a number of Peer Reviewed Books, Working Papers, Edited Journals and Scholarly articles to his name. His areas of teaching and research specialty include; African Literature, Folklore and Literature, Oral Literature, Folklore (Genres and Artifacts, Methods, Intellectual History, Performance), Ethnographic Field Research and Literary Theory and Criticsim.

He has also taught various courses at Makerere University in the areas of; African Literature, Oral Literature, Literature and Folklore: fieldwork course, Caribbean Literature, Ritual and Literature, Comparative Epic Poetry, Postcolonial Literature and Criticism, Selected Authors (Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Okot p’Bitek, Chinua Achebe, J. M. Coetzee, V. S. Naipaul).

Dr Okello Ogwang has participated in various consultancies with the Ministry of Education (1993-94), Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development (2005) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He has been appointed to serve on various Makerere University Task Forces, Committees, Visitation Teams, as well as the University Senate and University Council. Dr Okello Ogwang has served and continues to serve on various Academic bodies at both National and International Levels.

He has supervised a number of Masters and Ph.D students to completion and provided Postdoctoral Mentorship to over five Senior Teaching Staff at Makerere University