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Introduction of our new Junior Professor Dr. Benjamin Kirby


My name is Benjamin Kirby, and I joined the Department for the Study of Religion on March 1st, 2022. I have taken up the position of Junior Professor for the Study of Religion with a special focus on global entanglements. I am delighted to be here!

I received my doctorate in the Study of Religion in 2017 from the University of Leeds, having conducted fifteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in Tanzania. I was then awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship that I took up at Leeds (2018-2022).

In the summer semester of 2022, I will be teaching seminars entitled 'Urban Religion', 'Islam in Contemporary Africa', and 'Religion in/from Africa'. Please do feel free to contact me via e-mail, or just drop by my office (GW II - 1.13). I look forward to meeting everyone!

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