Researcher Profile – Yunus Dumbe

Yunus Dumbe 1

Yunus Dumbe is a lecturer in Islamic Studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He holds a Diploma in Religious Studies, a B.A in Religions and Psychology, and a PhD from the Department for the Study of Religions, University of Ghana. His PhD thesis which is titled “Transnational Contact and Muslim Religious […]

Researcher Profile – Aliyu Sakariyau Alabi

Aliyu Alabi

Aliyu Sakariyau Alabi studied history for his first degree at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto from 1994 to 1998. His long essay, titled “llorin: A Study in Different Cultures” explores the multi-ethnic origin of the people of Ilorin and the influence of this on their history and culture. He obtained his master’s degree at the University of […]

Researcher Profile – Emilie Roy

Emilie Roy

Dr Emilie Roy holds an M.A. in Sciences Sociales des Religions (2007) from Université Laval and a Ph.D (2012) in Religious Studies from McMaster University. Based on extensive fieldwork, her graduate research explored the tensions between local construction of Islamic identity and international (mostly Saudi and Libyan) funding in Bamako’s Islamic schools. Her current research […]

2016 Cadbury Provisional Programme

Crossroads in African Studies Conference

2016 Cadbury Provisional Programme: ‘Bodies of Text: Learning to Be Muslim in West Africa’ The 2016 Cadbury programme explores the practices, disciplines and debates through which West Africans learn to be Muslims. Focusing on the elaborate and complex systems of Islamic learning that have emerged in the region, we ask how knowledge about being Muslim is […]

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