Researcher of the Month – July 2020, Dr Lee-Shea Salma Scharnick-Udemans

Dr Lee-Shae Salma Scharnick-Udemans is Senior Researcher at the Desmond Tutu Research Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape, whom the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life have a MoU with. Dr Scharnick-Udeman researches, teaches and supervises in the area of religious diversity, pluralism, religion education, the political economy of religion, new... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: Branding, labeling and (re)storing – Conservative Christian food activism in South Africa

Dr. Hans Olsson is a Marie Curie fellow at the Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen. He is currently working on a project on the interplay between Christianity, farming and environment in South Africa funded by Horizon 2020, European Union. His research interests are currently in the intersection of religion, culture and nature.  What... Continue Reading →

South Africa Risks its Status as a “Religious Rainbow Nation”

In this Comment piece, Dr Lee-Shae Salma Scharnick-Udemans provides a commentary on the recent "noise complaint" about the Islamic call to prayer from the historic Zeenatul Islam Mosque in District Six, Cape Town, South Africa. Dr Scharnick-Udemans is a senior researcher in the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the... Continue Reading →

Reflections on a Research Collaboration Trip to Cape Town

Hollie Gowan is a final-year PhD student at the University of Leeds, jointly supervised by Professor Emma Tomalin (Theology & Religious Studies) and Dr Caroline Fielder (East Asian Studies). Hollie’s research interests are focused on the intersections of religion, gender and development but her doctoral thesis focuses on why, and in what ways, women are... Continue Reading →

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