Prof Lem Lilian Atanga



Lem Lilian Atanga is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Florida and a non-resident Research Fellow at the University of Free State, Bloemfontein in South Africa. She is Chair of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages at the University of Bamenda, Cameroon.  She holds a PhD from Lancaster University, UK where she researched on the relationship between gender, discourse and power in the Cameroonian Parliament.

Her research interests include examining how discourse relates to health and care practices, especially chronic conditions based on the premise of discourse as a social practice. She does this using a multidisciplinary critical discourse studies approach. She also examines women’s political participation using social media activism in Cameroon. Lem joins the Chronicity and Care in African contexts an advisory board member.