Dr Eric Morier-Genoud
MSc (SOAS), MA, PhD (SUNY-Binghamton)
Lecturer in African history
Joint Pathway Co-ordinator - History and French/Spanish/Irish
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3881
Eric Morier-Genoud is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton (USA), where he completed his PhD on the Politics of the Roman Catholic Church in colonial Mozambique. He joined Queen’s in September 2008, having spent the previous six years as a research and teaching fellow at the Universities of Lausanne, Basel and Oxford.
His main research interests are politics, religion, the Portuguese-speaking world, Southern Africa and Christian missions. He is currently working on two projects, namely (a) the end of the last war and the transition to peace in Mozambique, and (b) African nationalism and internationalism between Mozambique and Ghana.
Select Articles and Book chapters
- “Revolution, War and Democracy. The Catholic Church in Mozambique” in Paul C. Manuel, Alynna Lyon & Clyde Wilcox (eds), Religion and Politics in a Global Society. Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World (Lanham: Lexington, 2013), with Pierre Anouilh, pp.185-203
- “Missions and Institutions: Henri-Philippe Junod, Anthropology, Human Rights and Academia between Africa and Switzerland, 1921–1966”, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Religions- und Kulturgeschichte (Fribourg), 2011, pp.193-219
- “Twenty Years after Of Revelation and Revolution: An Interview with Jean Comaroff”, Social Sciences and Missions (Leiden: Brill), vol.24(2-3), 2011, pp.148-170
- “Mozambique since 1989: Shaping democracy after Socialism” in A.R.Mustapha & L.Whitfield (eds), Turning Points in African Democracy (Oxford: James Currey, 2009), pp.153-166
- “A Prospect of Secularization? Muslims and Political Power in Mozambique Today”, Journal for Islamic Studies (Cape Town), nº27, 2007, pp.233-266
- “Point d’appui: L’Afrique moderne, côté cour, côté jardin”, Nouveaux Cahiers de l’IUED (Paris/Geneva: Presses Universitaires de France), n°15, 2004, pp. 255-282
- “Sant’Egidio et la Paix. Interview de Don Matteo Zuppi et Riccardo Cannelli”, LFM. Missions & Sciences Sociales, nº13, octobre 2003, pp. 119-145.
- “L’Islam au Mozambique après l’indépendance. Histoire d’une montée en puissance”, L’Afrique Politique (Paris: Karthala, 2002), pp.123-146
- “The Vatican vs. Lisbon. The relaunching of the Catholic church in Mozambique, ca. 1875-1940”, BAB Working Papers, Basel (Switzerland), n°4, 2002, 16p.
- “The 1996 ‘Muslim holiday’ affair. Religious competition and state mediation in contemporary Mozambique”, Journal of Southern African Studies (Oxford), vol.26, n°3, Sept. 2000, pp.409-427.
- ANT1003 A World on the Move. Anthropological and Historical Approaches to Globalisation
- HIS2061 Nationalisms and Liberation in the 20th C. Africa
- HIS3099 Modernity in Mission. Overseas Christian Expansion, 1858-1980s
- MHY7080 Topics in Religion, Identity and Conflict
I would particularly welcome applications from students who wish to work on:
- African history (war, nationalism, islam, christianity, diaspora)
- Missions and missionaries (masculinity, contribution to sciences, imperial culture)
- Portuguese-speaking world (empire, colonialism, migration, ideology)
- War and memory (peace processes, memory formation, memorials)