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The First Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in African Studies

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Prof. Dr. Eva Spies

Prof. Dr. Eva Spies

Professor for the Study of Religion with Focus on Africa

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Religious plurality
  • Christianity in Africa
  • Religion and development cooperation
  • (Religious) projects of transformation
  • Regional foci: Madagascar/Indian Ocean and Niger/West Africa


University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstraße 30, GW II, Room 1.11
D-95447 Bayreuth

Phone: + 49 921 55-4150


Professional Background

Since 2019

Deputy Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth

Since 2019

Principal Investigator of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, University of Bayreuth,
Member of its Academic Committee and coordinator of its Research Section Moralities

Since 2017

Speaker for the working group “Africa” within the German Association for the Study of Religion.

Since 2014

Principal Investigator of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth

Since 2014

Professor for the Study of Religion with focus on Africa at the University of Bayreuth


PhD in Anthropology at the University of Mainz


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