Dr. Ebuka Igwebuike

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 2, R. 215
Telefon: +49 431 880-6326
Telefax: +49 431 880-6333


  • Thema der Habilitationsschrift: "The Politics of Representation: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Nigerian Print Media Framing of the Herdsmen-Farmers Conflict"


Weitere Forschungsinteressen:

  • (Critical) Discourse Analysis
  • Social Media Studies
  • Socio-political Violence in the Media
  • Conflict Studies
  • Music and Cultural Discourses

Forschungsstipendien und Zuschüsse

Georg Forster Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, (2019)

Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellowship of the American Council of Learned societies (African Humanities Program) (2014)

Dissertation-completion Fellowship of American Council of Learned societies (African Humanities Program) (2012)

Small Grant for Thesis Writing of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) (2012)

Reisestipendien (Konferenzen und Workshops)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Urban Connections in African Popular Imaginaries, Rhodes University) Conference Attendance Grants (2017 & 2019)

The Carnegie Corporation of the New York / The Institute of International Education Conference Attendance Grant (2016)

The American Council of Learned Societies Manuscript Development Workshop (2013)


Two Months Scholar-in-Residence Program at the Department of Literature, the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1st February – 31st March, 2018)

Two months Scholar-in-Residence Program at the Department of English, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, (1st June – 31st July, 2015)   

Publikationen (Auswahl)


Osisanwo, Ayo; Bamigbade, Waheed; Igwebuike, Ebuka and Tella, Akin (2020). Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Variations and English Usage in The Nigerian Context: A Festschrift For Moses Alo. Ibadan: University Press Limited.


Chimuanya, Lily and Igwebuike, Ebuka Elias (2021, Forthcoming) ‘From COVID-19 to COVID-666: Quasi-Religious Mentality and Ideologies in Nigerian Coronavirus Pandemic Discourse’. In: Journal of African Media Studies.

Igwebuike, Ebuka Elias and Lily Chimuanya (2021). ‘Legitimating Falsehood in Social Media: A Discourse Analysis of Political Fake News’. In: Discourse & Communication. Sage Publications. Vol. 15, No.1, pp. 42-58. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750481320961659

Igwebuike, Ebuka Elias (2020). ‘The Use Of Symbols in The Praise-Naming of Chiefs in Selected Igbo Folk Music’. In: Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa. Taylor and Francis, Routledge. Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 41-60. https://doi.org/10.2989/18121004.2020.1864887

Igwebuike, Ebuka Elias (2020). ‘Metaphorical Constructions of Herding in News Reports on Fulani Herdsmen’. In: Continuum - Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. Taylor and Francis, Routledge. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2020.1852531

Igwebuike, Ebuka and Nweze, Ifeoma (2020). ‘Pragmatic Acts and Functions of Proverbs in Igbo Novels on Conflict’. In: Journal of Linguistics and Language in Education. Vol. 14, No 1, pp. 67 – 88.

Urama, Evelyn and Igwebuike, Ebuka (2018). ‘Spiritual Journey and Primordial Self: Requisite Actions for Individual and National Identity in Christopher Okigbo’s Poetry’, Journal of Language and Cultural Education, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 122-134. https://doi.org/10.2478/jolace-2018-0028

Igwebuike, Ebuka (2018). ‘Discursive strategies and ideologies in selected newspaper reports on the Nigerian-Cameroonian Bakassi peninsula border conflict’. In: Communication and the Public. Sage Publications. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 151 – 168. https://doi.org/10.1177/2057047317748500

Igwebuike, Ebuka (2017). ‘Metaphoric Representations of Refugees in the Print Media Reports on the Bakassi Peninsula Border Conflict’. In: Covenant Journal of Language Studies. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1 – 16. https://journals.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/index.php/cjls/article/view/435

Igwebuike, Ebuka Elias (2017). ‘Metaphor, Identity and Ideologies in Igbo Folk Music’. In: Muziki: Journal of Music Research in Africa. Taylor and Francis, Routledge. Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 62 – 77. https://doi.org/10.1080/18125980.2017.1322471 

Igwebuike, Ebuka, Taiwo Abioye and Lily Chimuanya (2017). ‘A Pragma-semiotic Analysis of "Occupy Nigeria Group" Online Posts on the 2012 Fuel Subsidy Removal in Nigeria’. In: Journal of Visual Literacy, Taylor and Francis, Routledge. Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 201 – 214. https://doi.org/10.1080/1051144X.2016.1275340

Igwebuike, Ebuka (2016). ‘Owners vs. Non-owners? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Print Media Representations of Territorial Ownership of the Bakassi Peninsula Border’. In: Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, John Benjamins Publishing Company. Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 255 – 273. https://doi.org/10.1075/jlac.4.2.05igw

Taiwo Rotimi and Igwebuike Ebuka. (2015). ‘Representation of Bakassi Peninsula in Nigeria and Cameroon Print Media: A Critical Discourse Approach’. In: Linguistik online, Vol. 72, No. 3, pp. 127 – 143. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13092/lo.72.1976

Alo, Moses. and Igwebuike, Ebuka. (2012). ‘The Grammaticality and Acceptability of Nigerianisms: Implications for the Codification of Nigerian English’. In: Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association (JNESA), Vol. 15, No. 1. pp: 14 - 38

Kamalu, Ikenna. and Igwebuike, Ebuka. (2009). ‘Ideology and Focalisation in Ben Okri’s Abiku Novels’. In: Papers in English and Linguistics (PEL), Vol. 10, Ile Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press, pp. 144 – 167.


Igwebuike, Ebuka and Eburuaja, Chiagozie (2020). Impoliteness Strategy in Falz‟ Satirical Song ‘This Is Nigeria’. In: Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Variations and English Usage in the Nigerian Context: A Festschrift For Moses Alo. Ibadan: University Press Limited. 

Chimuanya, Lily and Igwebuike Ebuka (2019). “Type Amen” or Perish!: Religious Deception on Facebook.’ In: Handbook of Research on Deception, Fake News, and Misinformation Online, pp. 503-518. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/type-amen-or-perish/230774

Igwebuike, Ebuka Elias. (2018). Ideological Meanings in Open Letters to Nigeria’s President Obasanjo, 2003 – 2007. In: Explorations in Critical Discourse and New Media Studies: Essays in Honour of Rotimi Taiwo. Galda Verlag, Glienicke, Germany. https://elmcip.net/node/15284

Igwebuike, Ebuka. and Kamalu, Ikenna. 2015. “Rhetorical Strategies in ‘Open Letters to President Obasanjo’ in Selected Nigerian Newspapers”. In: Essays on Language, Communication and Literature in Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 284 – 305

Taiwo, Rotimi and Igwebuike, Ebuka. 2015. Mobile phone Beeping. In: Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (Volumes 1, 2, & 3), Zheng Yan (Ed.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global, USA, pp. 71 – 81. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/mobile-phone-beeping/130128 

Ezeife, Amaka. and Igwebuike, Ebuka. 2010. “Political Slogans in Achebe’s “A Man of the People” In: Studies in Slang and Slogans (LINCOM Studies in Pragmatics, 18). Muenchen Germany: Lincom Europa, pp. 299 – 309. http://lincom-shop.eu/LSPr-18-STUDIES-IN-SLANG-AND-SLOGANS/en

Alo, Moses. and Igwebuike, Ebuka. 2009. “A Stylistic Analysis of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu’s Coup Speech of 1966”. In: Language, Gender and Politics: A Festschrift for Yisa Kehinde Yusuf. Lagos: Centre for Black African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), pp. 327 – 337. https://www.worldcat.org/title/language-gender-and-politics-a-festschrift-for-yisa-kehinde-yusuf/oclc/476298368