IAHR Executive Committee Members 2015-2020
Secretary General: Prof. Afe Adogame
Afe Adogame earned a PhD in History of Religions from the University of Bayreuth in Germany (1998). He holds the Maxwell M. Upson Chair as Professor of Christianity and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA, where he is a senior faculty in the History Department, and the Religion and Society Program. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Religious Studies/World Christianity; and Director International, New College, The University of Edinburgh, UK (2005-2015); and as Senior Researcher Fellow/Lecturer at the Department for the Study of Religion; and Institute of African studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany (1995-2005). He also served as Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for the Study of World Religions (2003-2004). Adogame served as Secretary, Board of Trustees, IAHR African Trust Fund (2010-2015); General Secretary, African Association for the Study of Religions-AASR (2005-2015); Secretary/Treasurer, RC22 Sociology of Religion, International Sociological Association (2010-14); and Member of (5) Steering Committees, American Academy of Religion-AAR (2008-2015) inter alia. Adogame is the Editor-in-Chief of the AASR E-Journal for the Study of Religion in Africa and its Diaspora; Deputy Editor, Journal of Religion in Africa (Brill); Associate Editor, Studies in World Christianity (Edinburgh University Press). His broad teaching/research interests include interrogating new dynamics of religious experiences, expressions in Africa and the African Diaspora, with focus on African Christianity and New Indigenous Religious Movements; the interconnectedness between religion and migration, globalization, politics, economy, media and the civil society. He has published 16 books (sole monographs, edited/co-edited) and over 90 essays in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.