Name: Ashenafi Belay Adugna 
Academic rank: Assistant Professor (PhD)
Field of Specialization: Literature
Research interest: African Literature, Oromo Literature, Ecocriticism, Ecofeminism, Ecopedagogy, Gender in Literature and Culture, Children’s Literature  Character Education,  Popular arts and Identity (re)construction

 Position: Head of Department of English Language and Literature

List of publications:


 1.      Ashenafi Belay Oral Poetry and Social Dynamism: Guji Oromo lyric folk poems in the changing social climate (Book) VDM Verlag: Germany, 2010.  

Full Length Research Articles 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.Ashenafi Belay Exploring Environmental Discourses in Oral Literature: Ecocritical Analysis of Oromo Proverb. JLC. Vol. 5(2) pp. 24-35 , June 2014

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2. Ashenafi Belay How Green are our stories? Ecocritical Explorations of Environmental Subjectivities in Ethiopian Children’s Literature Vol. 6(5), pp. 39-51, June, 2015

<!--[if !supportLists]-->3. Ashenafi Belay and Eba Teresa, ‘Poetics of Power and Construction of Gender Identity in Selected Published Ethiopian Children’s Stories.’ International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR). Volume 24, No. 1, pp 273-284, August 2015. 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->4.Eba Teresa and Ashenafi Belay, ‘Description of Sense Relations in Macha Dialect of the Oromo Language.’ International Journal of Current Research (IJCR). Vol.7, No. 11. November 2015. 

Contact Address:


Jimma ,Ethiopia
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