Call for papers for a conference in Nairobi April 24-26, 2012 on Religious Mobility in East Africa and Latin America




THEME:                               Religious Mobility in East Africa and Latin America

VENUE:                               The Catholic University of Eastern Africa

DATE:                   24-26 April 2012

Call for Papers

Conference is open to contributors from various Human Sciences disciplines and a preference will be given to studies which emphasize on Anthropological/Sociological Research Methods.  Themes may include:-

v   Religious Mobility and Multiple Religious Affiliations

v   Factors Influencing Religious Commitment and Church Attendance: Political Context, Economic Aspirations, Witchcraft Accusations, Disease etc

v   Pentecostalism, Born Again, Neo-Traditionalism, and the Growth of New Churches

v   Inter-Religious and Inter-Denominational Influences on Individual and Institutionalized Religious Practices


Paper abstracts should be submitted in English or/and French

Please contact Yvan Droz or Yonatan Gez of Graduate Institute and Development Studies (IHEID) at or or Maurice Amutabi of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa at

Dates and Deadlines

Abstract Submission January 15, 2012

Full Paper Submission April 15, 2012


Call for papers for a conference in Nairobi Religious Mobility in East Africa and Latin America


About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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2 Responses to Call for papers for a conference in Nairobi April 24-26, 2012 on Religious Mobility in East Africa and Latin America

  1. stephen kapinde says:

    can undergraduate students participate in search kind of forums.

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