Staff List

1.Dereje Fufa Bidu
2.Jira Mekonnen Choroke
3.Lemessa Margo Bulto
4.Dheressa Dhebu Woyessa
5.Wondimu Legesse Abadefar
6.Tena Alemayehu Kumsa
7.Derartu Abera Dibera
8.Jemila Adem Hussien
9.Kamil Mohammed Abbadima
10.Kusa Gemeda Disassa
11.Gemechu Taye Chelenka
12.Ayehu Bacha Teso
13.Lenin Kuto Hamado
14.Megersa Regessa Tolesa
15.Milkesa Edae Tufa
16.Terefe Mitiku Mekonnon
17.Waktole Hailu Duguma
18.Tsehay Dinsa Nemera
19.Derartu Abera Dibera
20.Workineh Diribsa Gutama
21.Firomsa Godana Megra
22.Yusuf Adem Mohammed
23.Ababu Oljira Gemeda



Name: Dereje Fufa Bidu (Founder and Head of the Department from September 2007 to August 2011) interviewing an elder in the field)
Academic Rank:  Lecturer
Field of Specialisation:  Literature and Ph. D candidate in India
Research Interest: Folk culture
Contact Address:   bderejefufa@yahoo.com


Name: Jira Mekonnen Choroke
Academic Rank:  Lecturer
Field of Specialisation:  Social anthropology and Ph. D candidate at Addis Ababa University
Research Interest: Environmental issues
Contact:
Email: jiramekonnen@gmail.com 
Tel.: 0911346815       


Name: Lemessa Margo Bulto (at his research site)
Academic Rank:  Lecturer
Field of Specialisation:  Social anthropology and Ph. D candidate in India
Research Interest: Cultural and environmental issues
Contact:
Email: lammees2007@gmail.com      


Name: Deressa Debu Woyessa (Department Head since September 2011)
Academic Rank:  Lecturer
Field of Specialisation: History
Research Interest: Religious and agro-ecological issues
Publication: Agro-Ecological History of Omo Naaddaa in Jimma Zone of Oromiyaa 1900-2007
Email Address: dheeroo1976@yahoo.ca                  
Tel.: 091130 17 17



Name:  Wondimu Legesse Abadefar
Academic Rank: Lecturer
Field of Specialisation: Literature and journalism and Ph. D candidate at Addis Ababa University
Research Interest: Film study
Publication: Psychoanalysis study on the life of Sibihat G/ Igzaber
Email Address: l.wondimu@yahoo.com won123teg@gmail.com
Tel.: 0911469005


Name: Tena Alemayehu Kumsa
Academic Rank: Assistant Lecturer
Field of Specialisation: Theatrical art and MA candidate at Addis Ababa University
Research Interest: Cultural documentation
Tel: 0922877715

 


Name: Derartu Abera Dibera
Academic Rank: Graduate Assistant II
Field of Specialisation: Oromo folklore and literature, and MA          candidate at Addis Ababa University
Research Interest: Gender issues
Tel: 0917002675


Name: Jemila Adem Hussien
Academic Rank: Graduate Assistant II
Field of Specialisation: Oromo folklore and literature, and MA candidate at Addis Ababa University
Research Interest: Cultural marriage customs
Tel.: 0910433743


Name: Kamil Mohammed Abbadima
Academic Rank: Graduate Assistant II
Field of Specialisation: Oromo folklore and literature
Research Interest: Cultural and societal issues
Tel.: 0910125447
Email: Kamilmoh@yahoo.com


Name: Kusa Gemeda Disassa
Academic Rank: Graduate Assistant II
Field of Specialisation: Oromo folklore and literature
Research Interest: Cultural issues
Tel.: 0917000711


Name: Dejene Gemechu Chala (PhD) 
Academic Rank: Assistant professor
Field of Specialisation: Ph.D in Social anthropology
Research Interest: Customary conflict resolution mechanisms
Email: dejemoti_33@yahoo.com
Tel.: 0911766348


Name: Gemechu Taye Chelenka
Academic Rank: Lecturer
Field of Specialisation: Social anthropology
Research Interest: Culture
Email: datage98c@yahoo.com
Tel.: 0911945740


Name:Ayehu Bacha Teso
Academic Rank: Graduate Assistant I
Field of Specialisation: Oromo Folklore and Literature 
Research Interest: Heroism
Email Address: ayew.bacha@yahoo.com
Tel.: 0917107654

 


Name: Lenin Kuto Hamado
Academic Rank: Graduate Assistant I
Field of Specialisation: Oromo Folklore and Literature 
Research Interest: Taboo
Tel.: 0910021215
Email: leninkuto@gmail.com

 


Name:Megersa Regessa Tolesa
Academic Rank: Graduate Assistant I
Field of Specialisation: Oromo folklore and literature 
Research Interest: Religious and cultural issues
Tel.: 091709078

 

 


 

Name: Milkesa Edae Tufa
Academic Rank: Graduate Assistant I
Field of Specialisation: Oromo Folklore and Literature 
Research Interest: Culture
Tel.: 0912260066
Email: milkesaedae@gmail.com