School welcomes five African academics as visiting fellows

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science is delighted to welcome five African academics who will join the University of Leeds as visiting fellows.

These collaborative projects are part of the LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Research Fellowship scheme addressing the theme of “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”.

In 2022, a total of nine fellowships have been awarded to African researchers under this scheme. Five of them will work with colleagues in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science.

We very much welcome this exciting opportunity to build new collaborative relationships with academics and institutions on the African continent and to engage in cutting-edge research that addresses some of the most critical questions of our time.

The five fellows linked to the School are:

  • Dr Isaac Dery (Simon Diedong Dongo University, Ghana), “Theorising dɔɔmengaas an Alternative Understanding of a Patriarchal African Masculinity” (working with Professor Adriaan van Klinken).

  • Dr Robert Wabyanga Kuloba (Kyambogo University, Uganda), “Afro-biblical Reading of Genesis 2–3 in Response to Climate Change” (working with Professor Johanna Stiebert).

  • Dr Clarton Fambisai Mangadza (University of Fort Hare, South Africa), “Rethinking Existing Underlying United Nations Modes of Discourse in Gender Equality: An African Philosophical Perspective” (working with Dr Heather Logue).

  • Professor Olukoya Ogen (Osun State University, Nigeria), “The Globalisation of African Religion and the Post-colonial Resurgence of Yoruba Traditional Religious Practices” (working with Dr Abel Ugba, School of Sociology, and Professor Adriaan van Klinken).

  • Dr Abraham Waigi (Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Ghana), “Wole Soyinka and the Challenge of Religious Plurality” (working with Dr Brendon Nicholls, School of English, and Professor Adriaan van Klinken).