Hans Göran Olsson
Marie Curie Fellow
Centre for African Studies
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S
As a researcher, I have focused on how religious belonging interact with, and relate to, politics and cultural change. My main focus-area has been the African context of Tanzania, where I have investigated the political implications of inter-religious relations, both on an institutional level, and more lately with a particular focus on the day-to-day interactions of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christian and Muslims. In my Ph.D work, I assessed the political ramifications of religious identity-making among Pentecostal labour migrants in the context of a Muslim-majority in Zanzibar. During my years as a undergraduate I also studied at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon.
2017: Ph.D in Global Christianity and interreligious relations, Lund University.
2010: MA in African Studies, University of Copenhagen.
2007: BA in Religious Studies, Lund University.
2019 – 2022: Marie Curie Fellow, Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen.
2018 – 2019: Researcher, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University (50%).
2011 – 2017: Ph.D candidate at Lund University.