Hans Göran Olsson
Hans Göran Olsson

Marie Curie Fellow

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    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.

    Education

    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.

    Professional background

    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.

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