Adriaan van Klinken (2017)

CURRENT POSITION

Professor of Religion and African Studies, University of Leeds (since January 2020)

Director of the Centre for Religion and Public Life

Director of the Leeds University Centre for African Studies

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Associate Professor of Religion and African Studies, University of Leeds (October 2015-December 2019).
  • Lecturer in African Christianity, University of Leeds (February 2013-September 2015)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SOAS University of London (November 2011-January 2013)
  • Postdoctoral Teaching & Research Fellow, Utrecht University (2011)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Religious Studies, Utrecht University (2011)
  • MA in Religious Studies, Utrecht University (2006)
  • BA in Religion & Social Work, Christelijke Hogeschool Ede (2003)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015)

EXTERNAL AWARDS, GRANTS & RECOGNITION

  • AHRC Research Network award (GCRF funding scheme) for Sexuality and Religion in East Africa Network (2020-2022).
  • ESRC Impact Acceleration Award, for documentary film project ‘Kenyan, Christian, Queer’ (2019-2020).
  • British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant (with Johanna Stiebert) for project “Tales of Sexuality and Faith: The Ugandan LGBT Refugees Life Story Project” (2019-2020).
  • Collaborative Research Grant, American Academy of Religion (2018). Project: “African, Queer and Religious Studies at the Crossroads” (with Rose Mary Amenga-Etego, University of Ghana & Kwame Edwin Otu, University of Virginia).
  • Newton Mobility Grant, British Academy (2016-2017). Project ‘Queering the Curriculum: LGBTI, Sexuality, and Masculinity Issues in Theology & Religious Studies in South Africa and the UK’, with Prof Sarojini Nadar (University of KwaZulu-Natal).
  • Research Fellowship, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, South Africa (2016).
  • Individual Research Grant, American Academy of Religion (2013). Project ‘Homosexuality, Christianity and National Identity in Postcolonial Zambia’.
  • Rubicon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2011). Project: ‘A Saint in Times of AIDS: Religion and Masculinity Politics in Postcolonial Zambia’.

EXTERNAL POSITIONS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • African Association for the Study of Religions (member since 2012)
  • African Studies Association of the UK (member since 2014)
  • American Academy of Religion (member since 2009)
  • British Institute in Eastern Africa (member since 2015).
  • GloPent: European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (since 2014)
  • International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (member since 2015)
  • Royal African Society (member since 2014)