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Research on and teaching of Islam in Africa is an important part of the Center’s activities. The Islam in Africa Working Group (IAWG) is housed in the Center for African Studies’ activities, and the purpose is to generate interest and to facilitate enhanced understanding of Islam in African contexts. IAWG pays attention to the inherent complexity of Islam in Africa; its multifaceted historical trajectories, its geographical differences, its ideological variations, and contemporary dynamics. Through regular meetings, conferences, and other arrangements – IAWG is an important meeting-place for faculty and students interested in Islam in Africa, and aims to be a venue for sharing ideas and findings, for discussions and generating ideas, as well as for encouraging further research.

Coordinator: Terje Østebø (

For more information, visit IAWG’s webpage.

To view upcoming events taking place within the Islam and Africa Work Group, visit the upcoming events page.


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