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Sabina Brakoniecka, Ph.D.

e-mail: s.brakoniecka@uw.edu.pl

ORCID 0000-0003-1139-0350

 

Research area

Islam in Nigeria, Salafism in Africa

 

Academic degrees

2018, Ph.D. in African Literature: „Islamic reform in northern Nigeria according to the Society of the People of the Sunna, Mission and Jihad”; UW; supervisor: Dr. Habil. Ewa Siwierska

2014, M.A. in International Relations: „Protection of the rights of sexual minorities in sub-Saharan Africa”; UW; supervisor: Dr. Habil. Wiesław Lizak

2012, M.A. in African Studies: „Concern for the purity of faith – ’Yan Izala movement in Northern Nigeria”; UW; supervisor: Prof. Stanisław Piłaszewicz

2012, postgraduate diploma in Politics and Culture in Asia and Africa; Polish Academy of Sciences

2010, B.A. in African Studies: „The image of boka – a sorcerer, diviner or native doctor – in Hausa literature and writings”; UW; supervisor: Prof. Stanisław Piłaszewicz

 

Academic work experience

2019-present, assistant professor, Department of African Languages and Cultures, UW

2018-2019, assistant, Department of African Languages and Cultures, UW

2015-2018, assistant, Department of Modern Cultures of Asia and Africa, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences

 

Research projects

2016-2019, Development of Islamic fundamentalism in Northern Nigeria. The case of Boko Haram (Preludium 10, National Science Centre, principal investigator)

2016-2017, Muhammad Yusuf  and the Society of the People of the Sunna, Mission and Jihad – faces of the military fight in the name of Islamic renewal in Northern Nigeria (young researcher grants, PAS)

2016-2017, Legitimisation of the fight for the renewal of Islam in Northern Nigeria (young researcher grants, Faculty of Oriental Studies, UW)

2015-2016, Concept of Islamic reform and political system in Northern Nigeria according to Muhammad Yusuf Maiduguri (young researcher grants, Faculty of Oriental Studies, UW)

 

Research stays

2018, research stay in northern Nigeria

2017, library research, Bayreuth University, Germany

2017, research stay in Nigeria, library research in Kano and Ibadan

2016, research stay in northern Nigeria

 

List of publications

 

Chosen conference and seminar presentations

2019, Background of the development of Salafism in northern Nigeria. The case of Boko Haram, Twelfth Annual ASMEA Conference, Past, Present and Future in the Middle East and Africa, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Washington, D.C.

2019, Religious and non-religious motivations to join Boko Haram, The 9th Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora (TOFAC 2019), Babcock University, Nigeria.

2018, Mapping the causes of radicalisation. The case of the Boko Haram adherents, Insurgency and the Phenomenon of Boko Haram in Nigeria, Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue, Bayero University Kano & International Institute of Islamic Thought Nigeria, Kano, Nigeria.

2018, Drivers of radicalisation among Nigerian Muslims. The case of Boko Haram, Seminars of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

2017, Boko Haram’s programme of Islamic reform in northern Nigeria, Seminars of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

2016, Muhammad Yusuf’s Jihad as a mahdist movement in north-eastern Nigeria, Seminars of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

2016, Internal migration in north-eastern Nigeria and its consequences for the dynamics of the Boko Haram development, World in Motion, Warsaw, Poland.

2016, Suicide in Islam – Nigerian perspective. The case of Boko Haram, Seminars of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

2015, Backgrounds of development of Islamic reform movements in northern Nigeria. The case of the Boko Haram organisation, Seminars of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

2015, Radical Muslim preachers in northern Nigeria and new means of publicizing sermons, African Tradition – African Modernity, Łódź, Poland.

2015, Theories of Islamic fundamentalism – How to classify Islamic reform movements in northern Nigeria, To the East, to the South, Warsaw, Poland.

2015, Islamic neofundamentalism in Nigeria – the case of the ‘Yan Izala movement, Seminars of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

2014, Radical trends in northern Nigerian Islam (poster), Current Research in African Studies, Warsaw, Poland.

 

Lecturing

Religion in Africa, International Relations in Africa, Hausa Readings

 

Associations

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

Polish Association of African Studies

 

Other functions

Editorial secretary of “Afryka” journal