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Adriaan van Klinken

Professor of Religion and African Studies, University of Leeds

I am an an academic working in the fields of African studies, religious studies, and gender/sexuality/queer studies.

I have published widely at the intersections of those fields. In addition to many journal articles, I am the author/editor of the following books:
* Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Religion, LGBT Activism, and Arts of Resistance in Africa (Penn State University Press, 2019)
* Religions in Contemporary Africa: An Introduction, co-authored with Laura Grillo and Hassan Ndzovu (Routledge 2019)
* Christianity, Sexuality and Citizenship in Africa, co-edited with Ebenezer Obadare (Routledge 2019)
* Public Religion and the Politics of Sexuality in Africa, co-edited with Ezra Chitando (Routledge 2016)
* Christianity and Controversies over Homosexuality in Contemporary Africa, co-edited with Ezra Chitando (Routledge 2016)
* Transforming Masculinities in African Christianity: Gender Controversies in Times of AIDS (Ashgate 2013)


  • 2020–present
    Chair professor, University of Leeds


  • 2011 
    Utrecht University, PhD