Herr Dr. Afeosemime Adogame

Einladende Institution: BIGSAS
Aufenthalt: 01. Januar 2015 - 30. März 2015
Heimatuni: University of Edinburgh (Großbritannien)
Forschungsfelder: religion and its relations to politics, media and economic
Informationen zur Person: “I try to build bridges”

Dr Afeosemime Adogame is an Associate Professor for World Christianity and Religious Studies at the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom and is currently a BIGSAS guest. He has been teaching at the University of Edinburgh since 2005. Before that, he has been a teacher and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Bayreuth. Dr Adogame’s research interests lay in the field of religion and its relations to other topics like politics, media and economy in all dimensions. His current book project is focused on Christianity in contemporary Nigeria.
After studying at Bendel State University, Ekpoma, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Nigeria, he finished his doctoral studies from 1995–1998 in Bayreuth. Dr Adogame is holding a PhD in History of Religion from the University of Bayreuth and is a member of several academic societies.
The wish to become a professor was inspired by his own mentors during his Master studies. Now, his fulfillment is to help and support other people, especially his students, and to “give back” the benefits and the support he experienced as a student. Dr Adogame also wants to “have a positive impact” on other people’s lives. His passion is to socialize and connect with people, to “build bridges”, and to enlarge his already big network inside and outside of academic life.
Dr Adogame is the initiator of the workshop “Researching Culture and Society” for all BIGSAS students and postdoctoral fellows which took place in Bayreuth in February 2015. The workshop focused on research methods and academic writing in the field of Humanities, Social Sciences and related disciplines. It was followed by a public lecture entitled “Digitizing Divination: The glocalization of indigenous African spiritualities” on 11 March 2015.