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Enoch Olujide Gbadegesin | Nigeria

Enoch Olujide Gbadegesin earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Religious Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1991 and 1998 respectively. He obtained his Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2008 and his PhD from Rice University, Houston, Texas, in 2014, working under Professors Elias Bongmba of the Department of Religion and James Faubion of the Department of Anthropology. Ggadegesin is an author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in journals, encyclopedia, and books in both local and international outlets. He coedited a book with Yunusa K. Salami and Kola Abimbola titled Ethics of Individualism and Communitarianism: Multidisciplinary Essays, published in the United States by Harvest Day Publisher (2016). His research interest focuses on gift and reciprocity, culture and family, interreligious dialogue, religion and ecology, and Aladura and Pentecostal spirituality. Since 2000, Gbadegesin has been on the Faculty of Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where he teaches courses in anthropology of religion, philosophy of religion, and methods and theories in the study of religion. The article he coauthored with a colleague titled “Media, Gender, and Religion in the Twenty-First Century: Interrogating the Public Image of Christian Women in Nigeria” was recently published by Brill in the Journal of Religion in Africa 51 (2021). He is currently the Department of Religious Studies’ Postgraduate Coordinator.