Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

Past visiting scholars

  • Mallam Mohammed Bashir Abubakar, Adamawa State University (Nigeria)
  • Muhammad Abdulaziz, University of Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Oluwakemi Adesina, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)
  • Abdelwahab el-Affendi, Centre for the Study of Democracy (United Kingdom)
  • Abdallah Chanfi Ahmed, Zentrum Moderner Orient (Germany) 
  • Margot Badran, Independent Scholar (Egypt and US) 
  • Heike Behrend, University of Cologne (Germany)
  • Hamidu Bobboyi, Islamic Trust (Nigeria)
  • Said Bousbina, Independent Scholar (France) 
  • Said Bouterfa, Project Manumed (Algeria) 
  • Andrea Brigaglia, University of Capetown (South Africa)
  • Mukhtar Umar Bunza, Usmanu Danfodiyo University (Nigeria)
  • Mariella Villasante Cervello, Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman (France)
  • Abdel Wedoud Ould Cheikh, University of Metz (France)
  • Rachida Chih, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
  • Francesca Declich, University of Urbino (Italy) 
  • Nikolai Dobronravine, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
  • Gilbert Lamblin Taguem Fah, University of Ngaoundéré (Cameroon)
  • Paulo Fernandes de Moraes Farias, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
  • Muhammad Al-Munir Gibrill, Indiana University (US)
  • Ibrahim Haruna Hassan, University of Jos (Nigeria) 
  • Abdullahi Ali Ibrahim, University of Missouri (US)
  • Abdulai Iddrisu, St. Olaf College (US)
  • Ayesha Imam, BAOBOB for Women’s Human Rights (Nigeria)
  • Shamil Jeppie, University of Capetown (South Africa)
  • Ousmane Kane, Columbia University (US)
  • Weijian Li, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (China) 
  • Cheikhouna Lô, Independent Scholar, Touba (Senegal)
  • Penda Mbow, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Senegal)
  • Shaaban Ali Kachenje Mlacha, University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania)
  • Elemine Moustapha, University of Nouakchott (Mauritania)
  • Hassan Mwakimako, Maryknoll Institute of African Studies (Kenya)
  • Paul Naylor, University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Abdoulaye Niang, Université Gaston-Berger de Saint Louis (Senegal)
  • Mwanakombo Mohamed Noordin, Moi University (Kenya)
  • Marta Garcia Novo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain) 
  • Hassan Ndzovu, Moi University (Kenya)
  • Isaac Ogunbiyi, Lagos State University (Nigeria)
  • Fakhruddin Owaisi, University of Capetown (South Africa)
  • Chiara Pagano, University of Rome, Roma Tre (Italy)
  • Ulrich Rebstock, University of Frieburg (Germany)
  • Kim Searcy, Loyola University Chicago (US) 
  • Heather Sharkey, University of Pennsylvania (US)
  • Inyani K. Simala, Masinde Muliro University (Kenya) 
  • Knut Vikor, University of Bergen (Norway)
  • Francesco Zappa, University of Rome, La Sapienza (Italy)