Researcher Profile – Mohamed Mathee

Mohamed Mathee

Mohamed Mathee was trained in Shari’ah and modern law at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt from 1993-1998 (BA/Honours). The course entailed the study of Islamic substantive law (fiqh) and jurisprudence, and the legislative history of Islam in addition to Egypt’s modern law (public and private). In 2004 he obtained a Masters degree in social sciences […]

Researcher Profile – Yomi Ogunsanya


Yomi Ogunsanya received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 2014. Prior to this, he had studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the same university. His PhD thesis which is in the area of Anthropology of Media, investigates […]

2016 Cadbury Conference

Crossroads in African Studies Conference

The 2016 Cadbury conference ‘Bodies of Text: Learning to be Muslim in West Africa’ will be held on the 30th June and 1st July 2016 at the Department of African Studies and Anthropology University of Birmingham. This conference explores the practices, disciplines and debates through which West Africans learn to be Muslims. Conference hashtag: #bodiesoftext […]

Researcher Profile – Issouf Binaté

Issouf Binaté

Dr Issouf Binaté obtained his PhD from University Félix Houphouët Boigny in December 2012 and is currently a researcher at University Alassane Ouattara (Côte d’Ivoire). Author of several publications on Arab-Islamic education, he pursues his postdoctoral studies on Islamic NGOs and contemporary dynamism of Islam – with brotherhood revival and their associated movements – in […]

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