Duane Jethro is a post-doctoral fellow in Archive and Public Culture research unit at the University of Cape Town. He is is a Phd graduate of the University of Utrecht. His thesis, entitled Aesthetics of Power: Heritage Formation and the Senses in Post-Apartheid South Africa, looked at relationships between heritage, materiality, aesthetics and the senses. He has published in journals such as Material Religion, African Diaspora and Tourist Studies.
The Department of Religious Studies will be hosting academic skills workshops from our Essential Skills Series during the 2016 academic year. These workshops will be facilitated by CHED. The 2016 workshop series for the first semester will be focused on academic writing skills that will provide you with some general guidelines for academic writing.
Jim Cochrane, Emeritus Professor in Religious Studies, is convener of the Leading Causes of Life Initiative, Co-Director of the International Religious Health Assets Programme, Research Associate in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine, and Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest Medical School, USA. His research has concentrated on religion in public life, especially health and public health, but also development, globalization and transitional societies. He likes to think about things he is not sure he understands.
John Edward Philips is a professor in the Department of International Society, Hirosaki University, Japan. He wrote his dissertation on precolonial Islamic history in what is now Nigeria and has published in the Journal of African History, the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Annals of the Japan Association of Middle East Studies, History in Africa and elsewhere.