Dr Hassan J. Ndzovu

Dr Hassan Juma Ndzovu

Senior Lecturer of Religious Studies, Moi University, Kenya

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Hassan J. Ndzovu is a Senior lecturer of Religious Studies, Moi University, Kenya. He has a Ph.D degree in Religious Studies from the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Ndzovu has also held two postdoctoral positions at Freie Universität Berlin (2013-2014) and Northwestern University, USA (2010-2011). He is currently a Cluster Member of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence of the University of Bayreuth, Germany. His research interests are focused on Islam in Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, and they revolve around religion and politics/law, religious based conflict, religious authority within the Islamic tradition, religion and sexuality. Among his publications include: a book he co-authored with Laura Grillo, and Adriaan van Klinken (2019) Religions in Contemporary Africa: An Introduction. London: Routledge ; Muslims in Kenyan Politics: Political Involvement, Marginalization and Minority Status (2014). Evanston: Northwestern University Press

His publications that are directly related to the SERENE project include:

  • Hassan J. Ndzovu. 2019: Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: The Status of those with Non-Normative Sexual Identities in African Muslim Communities. In Howard Chiang et al (ed). The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History. Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, pp. 851-856
  • Hassan J. Ndzovu. 2016: ‘Un-natural’, ‘un-African’, and ‘un-Islamic’: The Three Pronged Onslaught Undermining Homosexuals Freedom in Kenya. In: Religion and the Politicization of Homosexuality in Africa, Eds. Adriaan van klinken and Ezra Chitando. New York: Routledge. 80-93 pp.