An AHRC-funded project under the direction of Dr Sloan Mahone in collaboration with Professor David Anderson. The project also employs a post-doctoral research assistant, Dr Neil Carrier.
African Studies Centre
Professor Steinberg will be on sabbatical leave for 2017-18.
Dr Nic Cheeseman will take over as Co-Editor of African Affairs, the journal of the Royal African Society, in July, working alongside Dr Rita Abrahamsen. Dr Cheeseman will replace Dr Sara Rich Dorman, who is stepping down after five successful years as Co-Editor.
I joined the African Studies Centre in 2005-06. I am a social anthropologist and my post is a joint appointment with the Institute of Social Anthropology. I studied at Oxford, Manchester and SOAS, and previously taught at the universities of Edinburgh and Sussex.
I have been working in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies since September 2011 as British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow. I am also a Junior Research Fellow of St. Antony’s College. Currently, the explosion of new Protestant churches is arguably the most significant social phenomenon in Africa, and religious groups were already the most frequent form of associational life within difficult and contested democratic and civil society spaces on the continent.
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