Halkano Abdi Wario, Ph.D.

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Halkano Abdi Wario, Ph.D.

Religion and Violent Extremism

Education

Ph.D. in Localization of a transnational Islamic Movement called Tablighi Jama’at in northern Kenya, Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, Germany; MPhil, Moi University; Bachelor of Education (Arts), Moi University

Overview

Halkano Abdi Wario is a lecturer in Religion at the Department of Philosophy, History and Religion, Egerton University. 

He is also a senior Volkswagen Foundation Humanities Research Fellow at the same university with a research project that explores the nexus of religious knowledge and de-radicalization strategies in Muslim majority urban spaces in Kenya. 

He completed his doctoral studies in 2012 at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, Germany, focusing on localization of a transnational Islamic Movement called Tablighi Jama’at in northern Kenya. 

His research interests include mediation and mediatization of religious knowledge, religious transnationalism, religion and spatiality, religion and security, Islamic reformism in East Africa and emerging trends in Islamic law in Africa and dynamics of countering violent extremism in the Horn of Africa.

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