Dr.Rowland Chukwuemeka Amaefula

Lecturer II

Work Information

Programme Theatre Arts
Department Theatre Arts
Faculty Humanities

biography (Education/professional experience/professional accomplishments)

Rowland Chukwuemeka Amaefula, Ph.D. teaches at the Department of Theatre Arts, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He is a recipient of the African Humanities Program (AHP) research fellowship award of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). His research interests straddle Playwriting, Sociology of Drama, and a study of the diverse categories of subversive gendered performances, especially the fluidity of hegemony and the resultant transgenderism in African drama. Apart from authoring published plays, poems and books, Dr Amaefula has written a good number of scholarly articles published in reputable local and international journals and has attended several academic conferences.

Academic Qualifications

S/N Institutions attended degree(s) awarded year
1 University of Nigeria Nsukka Ph.d, 2019
2 University of Port Harcourt M.A. 2014

research interests

1 Transgenderism in African Drama
2 Sociology of Drama
3 Playwriting



Membership of professional bodies

1 International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)
2 Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA)
3 Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes (SONTA)


1 “Protest, Performativity and Transgenderism in Stella Oyedepo’s Rebellion of the Bumpy-Chested 10.6240/concentric.lit.201909_45(2).0005
2 “Gendered Performances, Fluid Identities and Protest in Tess Onwueme’s Then She Said Ithttps://doi.org/10.2478/jolace-2019-0008
3 “Ritual and Identity Construction in Nigerian Igbo Video Films: A Call for Policy Implementation.”
4 “Multinational Corporation and Retrograding Development in Nigeria: A Study of Henry Bell-Gam’s The Hidden Treasure
5 “Ideological Commitment and Portrait of Women in the Plays of Stella ‘Dia Oyedepo”
6 “Deleting the Silent Space of Women: Feminism and Voice Construction in Zimbabwean Drama “
7 “Unemployment as an Inimical Index to Justice for Humanity: Esiaba Irobi’s Antidote in Nwokedi
8 Morality and Video Film in a Networked Society: The Nigerian Example
9 Beyond Economic Recession: Representations of the Unemployed in Julie Okoh’s Who’s Afraid of Job Interview?
10 “Constraints and Prospects of Audience Management in Abia State Council for Arts and Culture”



1 With Bernard Eze-Orji “Costuming for African Values: A Re-assessment of un-African Ideals in Calabar Carnival”

grants and fellowships

1 African Humanities Program (AHP) Dissertation-Completion Research Fellowship Award of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) —2018
2 The International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) bursary/grant for her annual conference from 5th through 10th July, 2015 in Hyderabad, India.
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