Herr PhD Asonzeh Ukah

Einladende Institution: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Berner, Institut für Afrikastudien
Aufenthalt: 01. Juni 2010 - 31. August 2010
Heimatuni: University of Ibadan (Nigeria)
Informationen zur Person: Asonzeh Ukah stayed as a guest at the IAS from June 1st – August 31st, 2010, invited by Ulrich Berner. He studied Comparative Religions at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1990-94). There he also earned an MA in Sociology of Religion (1995-97) as well as a M.Sc. in Sociology (1997-99). In 2000, he joined the University of Bayreuth within the interdisciplinary research group SFB/ FK 560 “Local Action in Africa in the context of Global Influences”. He did his PhD in 2004 at the Department for History of Religions at Bayreuth. After spending some time as a Leventis Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Asonzeh Ukah returned to the University of Bayreuth as a guest lecturer of IAS in June 2005. He rejoined the SFB/FK560 from September 2005 to June 2007. He was a member of the research team on the DFG funded project: “Tradition and Innovation: Old and New Churches in the Religious Market of South Africa”. During his stay in Bayreuth he took part in the Bourdieu Workshop with a lecture on “Reimagining the religious field: the rhetorics of Nigerian Pentecostal pastors in South Africa”, further he gave a seminar on research methods to BIGSAS junior fellows and he participated in the Summer

Academy “Religion and Order in Africa”.