Henni Alava

PhD candidate

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University of Helsinki


Department for Political and Economic Studies

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Anglican church belonging Catholic Church Christianity church politics identity land disputes political thought post-conflict

Research projects

  • Project date 1.6.2010–1.12.2015
  • Head of research Henni Alava
  • Language n/a

Through an ethnographic study of Catholic and Anglican parishes in Kitgum, Northern Uganda, this study aims to find ways for conceptualising the relationship between Christianity and public culture in post-conflict society. The study contends that nuanced, contextualised understandings of the relationships between religion and politics are essential also for a more general understanding of politics and development in the region.