Herr Prof. Abdulkader Tayob

Einladende Institution: BIGSAS
Aufenthalt: 03. November 2008 - 29. Januar 2009
Heimatuni: University of Cape Town Department of Religious Studies – Islamic (Südafrika)
Forschungsfelder: Studies, Religion and Public Life
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First Heinrich-Barth-Guest-Professor of BIGSAS:

Prof. Abdulkader Tayob – former ISIM Professor for Social Processes in Modern Islam at Radboud University, Nijmegen (2002-2006) – holds a five-year appointment to South African Research Chairs Initiative Chair on Islam, African Publics and Religious Values (2008-2013). He teaches at the University of Cape Town (UCT) since 1989 and has held visiting professor positions at the Universities of Jakarta, Virginia and Hamburg. He is director of the Centre of Contemporary Islam at UCT and chief editor of the Journal for Islamic Studies. In addition to this he is responsible for the Annual Review of Islam in Africa.
His current research interests are focused on: (1) Comparative study of Muslim publics in public spheres of Africa. His hypothesis is that Muslim publics traced a particularly unique trajectory in the contemporary history of Islam in Africa. In general, Muslim institutions, movements and actors have inscribed distinctive publics in non-political spheres. (2) Modern Islamic thought. Using religion as a lens and conceptual framework, this project traces the contours of a major shift in thinking about Islam in the modern world. (3) Islamic Education in South Africa and its implication for democratization and globalization.

Guest lecture and BIGSAS seminar in Bayreuth:

- Islamic Education in South Africa Meeting the Demands of Change and Uncertainty since the 1970s
- Islam and Public Life in Africa