Multinational Institute of American Studies

Religion in America

1999 Institute Fellows

CZECH REPUBLIC
Milan Klapetek
Senior Lecturer
Technical University

ESTONIA
Riho Altnurme
Professor and Researcher
Faculty of Theology
University of Tartu

HUNGARY
Balint Rado
Lecturer
Department of English Literature and Culture
Janus Pannonius University

INDONESIA
Nurdien H. Kistanto
Head, Department of English
Faculty of Letters
Diponegoro University

JORDAN
Mohammad Khazer Al Majali
Associate Professor
Faculty of Islamic Studies
University of Jordan

MALAYSIA
Shakila Yacob
Lecturer
Department of History
University of Malaya

MAURITANIA
Abdol Wedoud Ould Cheikh
Professor of Sociology
University of Nouakchott

MEXICO
Olga Odgers Ortiz
Senior Researcher
El Colegio De La Frontera Norte

MOROCCO
Khaild Ben Srhir
Assistant Professor
Department of History and Geography
Ecole Normale Superieure

PAKISTAN
Miraj-ul-Islam Zia
Associate Professor of Arabic
Director, Shaykh Zayed Islamic Center
University of Peshawar

PHILIPPINES
Carlos R. Medina
Vice-president for Academic Affairs
Director of the Institute of Religion and Philosophy
Saint Louis University,

ROMANIA
Mihaela Czobor
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Bucharest

RUSSIA
Lev Semenov
Associate Professor
Department of History
Tver State University

TAIWAN
Mei-Mei Lin
Associate Professor
Department of History
National Chung Cheng University

TUNIS
Jouda Jawahdou
Assistant Professor
Bourguiba Institute for Modern Languages
University of Tunis

VENEZUELA
Lucia Raynero
Head
Department of Social Sciences
Catholic University Andres Bello

ZAMBIA
Melvin Simuchimba
Lecturer
Department of Language and Social Sciences
University of Zambia,

ZIMBABWE
Ezra Chitando
Lecturer
Department of Religious Studies
Classics and Philosophy, University of
Zimbabwe

1998 Institute Fellows

AUSTRALIA
Margaret Beck
Lecturer
Religious Education
Australian Catholic University

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Resid Hafizovic
University Lecturer
Faculty of Islamic Studies
University of Sarajevo

BRAZIL
Jesse Jose Freire de Souza
Director of Studies of Citizenship
and Discrimination
Department of Sociology
University of Brasilia

CAMEROON
Daniel Abwa
Associate Professor
Department of History
University of Yaounde

CANADA
Dominique Deslandres
Professor
History Department
Universite de Montreal

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Chen Lisheng
Professor
Philosophy Department
Zhongshan University

FINLAND
Tuija Helena Hovi
Assistant in Comparative Religion
Department of Cultural Studies
University of Turku

INDIA
Ranjit Kumar Roy
Reader
Department of History
Rabindra Bharati University

INDONESIA
Dwia Ariestina Pulubuhu
Lecturer
Department of Sociology
Hasanuddin University

JORDAN
Salameh Naimet
Chairman
History Department
University of Jordan

MACEDONIA
Todor Chepreganov
Assistant Professor
Institute of National History
The Sts. Kiril I Metodij University

MOLDOVA
Elena Varzari
Lecturer
Foreign Languages Department
Balti State University


NAMIBIA
Johannes Lukas De Vries
Professor
Protestant Theological Seminary

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
Naser Al-Shaer
Assistant Professor
Department of Legislation
An-Najah University

PHILIPPINES
Sofia A. David
Assistant Professor
Department Chairperson
Second Year Liberal Arts Curriculum
University of Asia and the Pacific

RUSSIA
Aleksei Pimenov
Associate Professor
Sociology Department
Higher School of Economics and the
Russian University of Humanities

TUNISIA
Lanouar Ben Hafsa
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Letters
Kairouan University

ZIMBABWE
Jameson Kurasha
Chairman and Senior Lecturer
Department of Religious Studies, Classics, and Philosophy
University of Zimbabwe

1997 Institute Fellows

ALGERIA
Zoubir Arous
Lecturer in Sociology of Religions
University of Algiers

ARGENTINA
Alejandro Schneider
Professor of U.S. Studies
University of Palermo

BRAZIL
Eurico Antonio Gonzalez Cursino Dos Santos
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
Institute of Social Sciences
University of Brasilia

CAMEROON
Victor Julius Ngoh
Senior Lecturer
Department of History
University of Buea

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
"Ren" Wen
Lecturer
Foreign Languages and Literature Department
Sichuan Union University

CZECH REPUBLIC
Tomas Novotny
Associate Professor
Religious & Biblical Studies
Charles University

GERMANY
Kerstin Schall
Assistant Professor
University of Bayreuth

HUNGARY
Iren Annus
Assistant Professor
Attila Jozsef University

INDIA
Mahua Sarkar
Associate Professor
Department of History
Jadavpur University
Calcutta

INDIA
K.A. Manikumar
Associate Professor
Department of History
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Chennai

ITALY
Massimo Rubboli
Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Florence

JAPAN
Ayako Uchida
Lecturer
Department of Language and Culture
Nagoya University

JORDAN
Bahjat Al Habashneh
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Islamic Jurisprudence and Law
Al Al Bayt University

MALAYSIA
Mohamed "Sarim" Haji Mustajab
Associate Professor
National University of Malaysia

NAMIBIA
Christofell Lombard
Director, Ecumenical Institute for Namibia
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Namibia

SERBIA
Nikola Samardzic
Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Belgrade

SOUTH AFRICA
Jeremy Punt
Lecturer
Department of New Testament and Practical Theology
University of Fort Hare

TUNISIA
Imad Bouslama
Assistant Professor of American History
Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages
University of Tunis