Dr Eric Morier-Genoud
MSc (SOAS), MA, PhD (SUNY-Binghamton)
Lecturer in African history
History MA (PGT) co-ordinator; 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 three projects, namely (1) a biography of Kamba Simango, a Mozambican Black internationalist in the early 20th Century, (2) a history of the ICRC mission to Kenya during Mau Mau, 1957-59, and (3) a local history of the civil war in Mozambique after independence.
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 1996 ‘Muslim holiday’ affair. Religious competition and state mediation in contemporary Mozambique”, Journal of Southern African Studies, Oxford: Taylor & Francis, vol.26, n°3, September 2000, pp. 409-27.
- 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
Current PhD supervision
- Cathy Jamieson, "Masculine identity and missionary calling: British male missionaries in India and China, c.1830-1910."
I would 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)