Gina Lende

Advisor/Postdoctoral Fellow

Religious Studies

Phone: 22590575
Mobile: 91601605
Office: 369

Presentation

My academic interest is related to the contemporary, empirical study of religion and politics; religion, conflict and peace building: religion, state and civil society. I have worked on these topics in Latin America, West Africa and the Middle East. My main emphais is on Christiantiy, but also Islam. I have a PhD in the history of religions (2015) focusing on the growth of Pentecostalism in Nigeria and Guatemala.

Currently I am working on a post.doc project examining how religion is regulated in West Africa, with a main emphasis on Nigeria. I investigate state and non-state initatives to regulate religion.

Before starting at MF I worked at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), among other tasks as the Director of the PRIO Cyprus Centre (PCC). The PCC is a research- and dialogue centre in Nicosia working on topics related to peace building in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Publications

Oversikt over samlet produksjon (cristin.no)

Education and professional practice

2003Cand. Philol, Religionshistorie (UiO, UiB): spansk, arabisk, Midtaustenhistorie

Positions

2003Co-editor/co- founder, Babylon- Scandinavian Journal on the Middle East
2015Member of Board/ Chair of Board, The Norwegian Human Rights Fund
2016Member of international advisory board, The International Centre for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony (ICIPH), Nigeria