In this video Aboyomi Ogunsanya (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) talks about his experience of being a 2016 Cadbury Research Fellow in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology and on the Knowing Each Other project.  

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 […]

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 – 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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