Glamsquad reports that Mishael Maro Amos, a Nigerian film director and producer, will be an Academic Visitor at the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Amos, who was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the James Currey Society at the University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre, will return to the UK to focus his research on creating films from the past, with a general focus on James Currey and his works.
He was chosen as one of the James Currey Writing and Publishing Workshop Class of 2022 participants, where he had the opportunity to meet, work with, and learn from highly experienced researchers and writers.
During the workshop, he mentioned that he became interested in Neocolonialism and Imperialist theories. And wishes to concentrate primarily on cultural imperialism, hegemony, the role and impact of colonies, particularly in West Africa, in order to improve ethnographic research and develop values that promote cultural revitalization and rationalization.
After finishing his degree and traveling the world, he invested in the arts and recently released the film “Abused,” among other things.
Writing and Publishing by James Currey Scholars are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to their writing and arts. The scholarship is named after James Currey, a British publisher. And his contributions to African literature and scholarship.
The Society invited him to participate in a joint research project on film and publishing.
Over 120 applications were received this year.