Utafiti Journal

We seek to publish scholarship that goes beyond the research report stage of conveying scientific findings and providing recommendations. We are interested particularly in papers that inspire or propose radical, alternative paradigmatic shifts in the standard assumptions and methodologies involved in knowledge production about Africa. Utafiti is not bound by narrow confines of disciplines and its format does not follow the standard research report framework.

Call for Papers : UTAFITI JOURNAL 2019 VOL 1 and 2


UTAFITI

Journal of African Perspectives

 

We seek to publish scholarship that goes beyond the research report stage of conveying scientific findings and providing recommendations. We are interested particularly in papers that inspire or propose radical, alternative paradigmatic shifts in the standard assumptions and methodologies involved in knowledge production about Africa. Utafiti is not bound by narrow confines of disciplines and its format does not follow the standard research report framework.

 

Editorial Team, College of Humanities, UDSM

Dr. Rose A. Upor – Editor
Prof. Helen Lauer – Chief Editor

Journal Management Team

Ms. Dora Mekai Semkwiji
Mr. Kelvin Mathayo

International Editorial Advisory Board

Professor E. J. Alam, Benedict XVI Chair Relig, Cultural, Philo. Studs., Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon
Emeritus Professor Robin Attfield, Philosophy Department, University of Cardiff, Wales
Assoc. Professor Saied Reza Ameli, Dean of Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, Iran
Professor J.A.I. Bewaji, Dept Language, Linguistics & Philos. Fac. Humanities & Education, U. West Indies, Jamaica
Professor Tanella Boni, Professor of Philosophy, poet & novelist, l’Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire
Professor E. John Collins, Music Dept, School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana
Professor Salah Hathout, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Associate Professor Abubakar Katerregga, Applied Linguistics, University of Rwanda
Emeritus Professor Juhani Koponen, Dept of Economic & Political Studies (AoE colonial history) Univ. Helsinki, Finland
Professor dr. Kai Kresse, Vice Director of Leibniz Research Center of Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) Berlin, Germany
Professor Chris Maina Peter, Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam
Professor Alexander Makulilo, University of Dodoma
Professor Joseph Mbele, St. Olaf College, Canada
Professor Deogratius S. Ngonyani, Michigan State University, USA
Emeritus Professor Theo van Leeuwen, University of New South Wales, Australia
Professor Frans J. Wijsen, Vice Dean of Faculty of Philosophy, Radboud University, Netherlands
Professor Pamela Willoughby, Chair of Anthropology Dept., University of Alberta, Canada
Assoc. Professor Helen Yitah, English Dept, College of Humanities, University of Ghana
Dr. Plan Shenjere-Nyabezi, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology Dept, University of Zimbabwe
Dr. Rajabu Adamu Chipila, – Kiswahili translator and proof reader, Institute of Kiswahili Studies, UDSM

Our vision and scope

UTAFITI is the second oldest scholarly journal of the University of Dar es Salaam, circulating since 1976.

UTAFITI welcomes articles that challenge the standard, received view of Africa through the international gaze. Utafiti is not bound by narrow confines of disciplines and its format does not follow the standard research report framework. We look for papers that provide previously unexplored or infrequently defended positions and topics that move the scholarly discourse forward, covering the broad spectrum of social sciences and humanities, including applied ethics, archaeological, cultural and heritage studies, development studies, earth sciences, economics, education, gender, geography, history, law, linguistics, literature, medicine, philosophy, policy planning and analysis, religious studies, and law. social administration, statistics.

Scholars and researchers of different ideological standpoints are welcome to argue their positions and cases, in an effort to challenge received and standard assumptions that dominate the global community focused on African realities and experiences. We welcome healthy, unfettered debates, encouraging complete academic freedom while sustaining the highest standards of academic credibility and accountability – thereby enhancing the international voice of scholarly and epistemic authority through the correctives afforded by African perspectives.

UTAFITI Journal of African Perspectives
c/o College of Humanities Office of the College Administrator
P.O. Box 35051 U-Hill, University of Dar es Salaam (Ubungo), Tanzania
Journal’s email: utafiti@udsm.ac.tz
Editor’s email: helenlauer@yahoo.com
Tele: +255 743 924 800