Visiting Lecturer at London School of Theology and Research associate, University of Pretoria

Mohammed Girma (MA and PhD in political philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) currently works as a visiting lecturer of intercultural studies at London School of Theology and research associate at the University of Pretoria. Previously he has worked as visiting scholar at Yale University and assistant professor at ETF, Leuven, Belgium. Girma is the author of 'Understanding Religion and Social Change in Ethiopia' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), co-editor of Christian Citizenship in the Middle East (JKP, 2017) and the editor of The Healing of Memories: African Christian Response to Politically Induced Trauma (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). Girma also writes comments on African, especially Ethiopian, social and political matters.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Research associate, University of Pretoria
  • –present
    Visiting Lecturer of Intercultural Studies, London School of Theology
  • 2012–2015
    Assistant Professor, Evangelische Theologische Facultiet
  • 2011–2012
    Visiting Scholar, Yale University

Education

  • 2010 
    VU, University of Amsterdam, Ph.D in Social and Political Philosophy
  • 2005 
    VU, University of Amsterdam, MA Social and Political Philosophy

Publications

  • 2018
    The Healing of Memories: African Christian Response to Politically Induced Trauma, Rowman & Littlefield
  • 2017
    Christian Citizenship in the Middle East: Dual Belonging or Divided Allegiance?, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • 2015
    Democracy, Conflict and the Bible: Biblical Reflections on International Affairs, Bible Society
  • 2012
    Understanding Religion and Social Change in Ethiopia: Towards a Hermeneutic of Covenant, Palgrave Macmillan

Professional Memberships

  • Royal African Society