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Summary: Religion and public life in contemporary Africa; religion, gender and sexuality in Africa; contemporary African Christianities and theologies
Location: Hopewell House
In 2013 I joined the Theology and Religious Studies team at Leeds, initially as Lecturer in African Christianity, and since 2015 as Associate Professor of Religion and African Studies. Previously I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a research and teaching fellow at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. I received my PhD in Religious Studies from Utrecht University in 2011.
At Leeds I am a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life (CRPL) and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS). Nationwide, I serve as a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts & Humanities Research Council. Internationally I am actively involved in the American Academy of Religion (AAR), where I am currently co-chair of the African Religions Group, and in the African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR). Furthermore, I serve as editor of the journal Religion and Gender and as member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
Within the School of PRHS I am currently director of the MA programmes in theology and religious studies as well as postgraduate research tutor for theology and religious studies. I further serve as director of the Centre for Religion and Public Life.