About Me

Hassan J. Ndzovu is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Religion and Theology, Moi University, Kenya. He has a Ph.D degree in Religious Studies (2009) from the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, in collaboration with University of Bayreuth, Germany. After completing his PhD studies, Ndzovu held two postdoctoral positions at Freie Universität Berlin (2013-2014) and Northwestern University, USA (2010-2011). Apart from teaching general courses in religious studies, he also teaches courses in Islamic Studies. Ndzovu has professional membership of the following associations:

  • Islam in Africa Study Group, Member, 2017-

  • Research Africa (RA), 2017-

  • African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS), 2016-

  • American Political Science Association (APSA), 2013-

  • African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR), 2008-

Other academic and scholarly appointments include:

  • External Examiner for Pwani University, 2018-

  • Research Africa (RA), Book Review, Associate Editor, 2017-

  • External Examiner for Tom Mboya University College, 2016-

  • Peer Reviewer for Law and Religion Publication, African Consortium for Law and Religious Studies (ACLARS), 2015-

  • External Examination Moderator for Kagumo Teachers’ College, Kenya, 2008-2009

Lastly, Ndzovu has received the following Fellowships/Funding:

  • COFUND Fellowship, (15 months), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 2013-2014

  • Workshop Fellow, (2 weeks), American and Political Science Association and Institute for Governance and Development hosted an International Workshop, Burkina Faso, July 2013

  • Mellon Fellowship, (9 months), Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA), Northwestern University, USA, 2010-2011

  • Visiting Research Fellowship, (3 months), African Study Centre (ASC), Leiden University, 2010

  • Junior Fellow, (3 weeks), Kulturwissenschaftliches Institu (KWI), International Summer Academy, Essen, July 2006

  • University of Kwazulu Natal, PhD Tuition scholarship, 2004-2007

  • Humanities Collaborative Research Centre (SFB/FK 560) scholarship of Bayreuth University, 2003-2007

  • Moi University scholarship for master studies, 1995-1997