Prof. Dr. Eva Spies


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-4150 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-5102 (fax)


Research Area

Christianity in Africa, religious diversity, public religion, death and personhood, as well as the connections between development cooperation, moral knowledge, and religion

Geographical Area

Madagascar / Indian Ocean, Niger / West Africa

Supervised Junior Fellows and their Research Projects


Junior Fellow

Research Project

Osei-Tutu, Isaac

Entrepreneurship and Prosperity Gospel. A Business and Corporate Ethical Perspective on Neo-Pentecostal/Charismatic Economy in Ghana

Seyni-Mamoudou, Ibrahim

Les acteurs religieux et l'aide humanitaire à Diffa Department: Study of Religion

Former Supervisions (non-exhaustive)

Former Junior Fellow

Research Project

Balogun, Adeyemi

Being a "Good Muslim": The Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Islamic Reform and Religious Change in Yorubaland, 1954 - 2014

Academic Vita

since 05/2014

Junior Professor for the Study of Religion with special focus on Africa, University of Bayreuth

01/2006 - 04/2014

Lecturer and Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


PhD in Cultural Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


MA in Cultural Anthropology, Study of Religion and Political Sciences, University of Tübingen


To see the list of publications, please click here.