LOUISE MULLER, PhD
- Written by Louise Muller
Since 2009, I carried out research to West African films, African religions, chieftaincy politics and processes of identity formation (chieftaincy) of the West African diaspora in Netherlands and Ghana. I am currently connected to the African Studies Centre in Leiden as a fellow and member of the ASC community and I am appointed as the webmaster of the Netherlands Association for African Studies (NVAS, http://afrikastudies.nl/). Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Institute for history and culture of Utrecht University. At the University of Edinburgh (UK), I examined African studies/religious studies (Msc, PhD) and worked as a tutor in social anthropology and religious studies. For my doctoral research, I studied the relationship between religion and chieftaincy politics in Ghana. My research for the Msc in African Studies was on religious education in schools and universities in Zambia. The thesis topic of my MA in history of society (the trajectories world history, media and culture) was the change of worldviews of the Ashanti in Ghana. For my MA study of philosophy of history and arts (the trajectory intercultural philosophy) in Rotterdam, I focused on the foundations of intercultural philosophy.
My academic fields of expertise are: International Relations, World History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, African Studies, Development Studies, Political Sciences, Social Anthropology.
Religion and Chieftaincy in Ghana: An explanation of the persistence of a traditional political institution in West Africa (Anthropology of Religion. Religionsethnologie)