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Dr Victor S. Gedzi

Religion/Culture and Development

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology



Dr Victor Selorme Gedzi holds a Certificate in Research from Utrecht University, the Netherlands; a Diploma in Theology, from the University of Ghana, Legon; a BA in Religion from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana; an MA/Licentiate in Intercultural Theology fom Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands; and a PhD in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

He is a Nuffic Fellow, and a lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. His area of specialization lies in the intersection between religion/culture, law and development. He teaches undergraduate courses on African traditional religion and development; Christianity and development; culture and development; and research methods. At graduate level, he teaches African pentecostalism/charismaticism; religion; culture and development; studies in modern African instituted churches; African indigenous knowledge systems and development; and research methodology.

Victor is the current Head of Department of Religious Studies at KNUST; a Board member of the Faculty of Social Sciences, KNUST; and a Board member of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, KNUST. He is also Chairman of the following university committees: the Faculty of Social Sciences Research/Publications Committee; Department of Religious Studies Accreditation Committee, Department of Religious Studies Guidance and Counseling Committee, Department of Religious Studies Internship Committee, and the One Year Master of Arts Religious Studies Program Committee.

He is a member of the Faculty of Social Sciences Transport Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences Restructuring Committee, the Department of Religious Studies Graduate Studies Committee, the Department of Religious Studies Fund-Raising Committee, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Council, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Internship Committee. He is the academic Tutor to BA History and Political Studies students and second year parallel students in the Faculty of Social Sciences, KNUST. He is a reviewer for the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (2016) and has published extensively in international journals.

Internationally, Victor is a member of the African Association for the Study of Religions; the European Centre for Research Training and Development; the International Association for Feminist Economics; the Association for Women’s Rights in Development; and the West African Association of Theological Institutions.