Henrietta Nyamnjoh holds an Mphil in African Studies/Development Studies (2009) and a PhD (2013) from Leiden University, The Netherlands. She was a 2017 Carnegie Fellow through the African Humanities Program, and during her tenure researched on Religion and healing among Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town. Her research interests include migration and mobility, transnational studies, and migration and health. Additionally, she is interested in understanding religion in the context of migration and migrants’ experiences of seeking health care in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Henrietta has researched and published on migrants’ appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies, Hometown Associations and migrants’ everyday lives.
- Nyamnjoh, Henrietta. (2018), Food, memory and transnational gastronomic culture amongst Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town, South Africa. Anthropology Southern Africa, 41 (1): 25-40
- Nyamnjoh, M. H. (2017). Navigating ‘ngunda’/‘adoro’ and negotiating economic uncertainty amongst mobile Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town (South Africa), Critical African Studies, 9:2, 241-260.
- Chitando Ezra, Henrietta Nyamnjoh, and Damaris Parsitau. 2017. ‘Citizens of both Heaven and Earth’: Pentecostalism and Social Transformation in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Alternation, Special Edition 19: 232 – 251. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29086/2519-5476/2017/sp19a11
- Nyamnjoh, H. M 2014. Intimate Ethnographic Encounters in a Mobile Community: Expressing the Notion of Belonging through ‘Life Crisis’ Performances amongst Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 29(1):133-156.
- Nyamnjoh, H. and Michael, Rowlands. 2013. “Do you eat achu here?” Nurturing as a way of life in a Cameroon Diaspora, Critical African Studies 5(3): 140-152.
- Hunter-Adams Jo, Tackson Makandwa, Stephen A. Matthews, Henrietta Nyamnjoh, Tolu Oni, and Jo Vearey 2018. Connecting the Dots: Cultivating a Sustainable Interdisciplinary Discourse around Migration, Urbanisation, and Health in Southern Africa. In. Winchester, S. Margaret, Caprice A. Knapp and Rhonda BeLue (eds). Global Health Collaboration Challenges and Lessons. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, P. 9-20.
- Nyamnjoh, H. 2016. ‘Belonging away from Home: Building Community and Virtual Intimacies amongst Frontier Pinyin Migrants in Cape Town and Cameroon’. In Nyamnjoh, F. and I. Brudvig, eds. Mobilities, ICTs and Marginality in Africa: Comparative perspective. Cape Town and Dakar: HSRC and CODESRIA, pp. 138-151.
- Nyamnjoh, H. 2014. ‘Penetrating the Unseen’: The Role of Religion and Spiritual Practices in the Senegalese Boat Migration Process. In A. Adogame, ed. Imagining the Religious ‘Other’: The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora. London:Ashgate, pp. 191-214.
- Nyamnjoh, H. 2013. Information and Communication Technology and its impact on Transnational Migration: The case of Senegalese Boat Migrants. In De Bruijn, M., I. Brinkman, & F. Nyamnjoh, eds. Side @ Ways: Mobile Margins and the Dynamics in Africa. Bamenda/Leiden: Langaa RPCIG/African Studies Centre, pp. 159-177.