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Prof. Dr. Gabriel Faimau

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Faimau
Lupe
Guest Researcher

Technische Universität Berlin
School VI: Planning Building Environment
Department of Sociology

Fraunhoferstraße 33-36
Sekretariatszeichen FH 9-1
10587 Berlin
Germany

Faimaug@UB.AC.BW
Tel.: 22811

Research Interests

·         New media and religious practices

·         Technology and society

·         The politics of multiculturalism

·         Socio-cultural implications of HIV/AIDS

·         Graduate empoloyability

Curriculum Vitae

2020 – 2024
Lead Partner and Member of the Steering Committee of the “Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability” (GCSMUS) funded by the German “Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development” (BMZ) via the DAAD program “Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – exceed”
2019
Guest Researcher and DAAD Fellow of Technische Universität Berlin and University of Konstanz, Germany
Since 11/2019
Visiting Associate Professor at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Botswana
Since 05/2019
Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Botswana, Botswana
2017 – 2018
Visiting Lecturer at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Botswana
2015 – 2019
Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Botswana, Botswana
2013 – 2015
Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Botswana, Botswana
2013
Adjunct Faculty Member at the Kgolagano College, Gaborone, Botswana
2012 – 2013
Extraordinary Senior Lecturer at the North West University Mafikeng Campus, South Africa
2011 – 2012
Lecturer and Head of Research Department at the Kgolagano College, Gaborone, Botswana
2009 – 2010
Teaching Assistant at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol, United Kingdom
2008 – 2011
PhD Researcher in Sociology at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom
2006 – 2007
MSc in Social Science Research Methods at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Molepo, S., Faimau, G. and Mashaka, K.T.O. (2020 forthcoming),  “ “CCTV Placement in Gaborone City, Botswana: A Critical Review through the Lens of the Situational Crime Prevention Theory,” Criminology and Social Integration, Vol. 28(2).

Faimau, G. and Behrens, C. (2019), “The Use of the Qualitative Approach and Digital Ethnography in the Study of Religion and New Media: Reflections from Research Fieldwork in Botswana,” Botswana Notes and Records, Vol. 51: 61 – 74.

Phatswane, T. and Faimau, G. (2019), “Afrocentricity and Inclusion of African History in the Higher Learning Curricula: Student Perceptions and Voices,” Mosenodi: International Journal of Educational Studies, Vol. 22(2): 45-63. https://journals.ub.bw/index.php/mosenodi/article/view/1654

 Faimau, G. & Lesitaokana, W.O. (Eds.) (2018), New Media and the Mediatisation of Religion: An African Perspective, New Castle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Faimau, G. (2018) “New Media and the Socio-religious Acceleration of Prophetic Activism in Botswana,” in G. Faimau & W.O. Lesitaokana (Eds.), New Media and Cultural Application on Religion: An African Perspective, New Castle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 12-30.

Faimau, G. (2018), “The Emergence of Prophetic Ministries in Botswana: Self-Positioning and Appropriation of New Media,” Journal of Contemporary African Studies. Link to the article: https://doi.org/10.1080/02589001.2018.1490009

Tsholetso, T.; Maunganidze, L. and Faimau, G. (2017), “Online Social Networking and Academic Performance at the University of Botswana,” Mosenodi: Journal of the Botswana Educational Research Association, Vol. 20(2): 4-15.

Faimau, G. (2017), “The dynamics and digitization of religious testimonies: A case of prophetic ministries in Botswana,” Anthropology Southern Africa, Vol. 40: 85-95. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23323256.2017.1333439

Faimau, G. (2017), “Religious testimonial narratives and social construction of identity: Insights from prophetic ministries in Botswana,” Cogent Social Sciences, Vol. 3: 1356620. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2017.1356620

Faimau, G. and Behrens, C. (2016), “Facebooking Religion and Technologization of the Religious Discourse: A Case Study of a Botswana-based Prophetic Church”, Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, Vol. 11: 66-92. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17885/heiup.rel.2016.0.23628

Faimau, G. (2016), “The politics of being Muslim and being British in the British Christian print media”, Cogent Social Sciences, Vol. 2(1): 1186338. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2016.1186338

Maunganidze, L., Faimau, G. & Tapera, R. (2016), “Graduate Employability in Botswana: Challenges and Prospects”, Mosenodi: Journal of the Botswana Educational Research Association, Vol. 19(1): 13-29.

Faimau, G., Maunganidze, L., Tapera, R., Mosomane, L.C.K. & Apau, S. (2016), “Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, attitudes towards sexual risk behavior and perceived behavioral control among college students in Botswana”, Cogent Social Sciences, Vol. 2: 1164932. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2016.1164932

Faimau, G. (2015), “The Conflictual Model of Analysis in Studies on the Media Representation of Islam and Muslims: A Critical Review”, Sociology Compass, Vol. 9(5): 321-335. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soc4.12264/abstract

Faimau, G. (2013), Socio-cultural Construction of Recognition, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (xiv + 220 pages). http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/60460

Faimau, G. (2013), “British Christian Print Media and the Framing of Islam and Muslims through the Lens of Christian Persecution”, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 34(4): 340-355. ISSN: 0725-6868 (Print), 1469-9540 (Online). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07256868.2013.807227

Faimau, G. (2011), “Naming Muslims as Partners: The Discursive Constructions of Islam in a British Catholic Paper”, Journalism Studies, Vol. 12(4): 474-489.  ISSN: 1461-670X. Available online on 15 November 2010. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1461670X.2010.523584

Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator: “Motivations of Selfie-Taking and Ethical Sensibilities of Selfie-Posting among Young People in Botswana”, funded by the Office of Research and Development, University of Botswana, Botswana.

Principal Investigator: “New Media and Cultural Application on Religion: A Case Study of Prophetic Ministries in Botswana”, funded by the Nagel Institute of Calvin College with generous support of funds from the John Templeton Foundation, U.S.A (2016 – 2017).

Website Coordinator: “Christianity and Social Change in Contemporary Africa”, funded by the Nagel Institute of Calvin College with generous support of funds from the John Templeton Foundation, U.S.A (2016 – 2017).

Research Team Member (Botswana Team): “New Media in Changing Africa”, funded by Research Council of Norway (2015 – 2018)

Principal Investigator: “’Prophet is Coming to Town’: The Economic Model of Religious Market in Botswana”, funded by the Office of Research and Development (ORD), University of Botswana (2014 - 2015).

Principal Investigator: “The HIV-Risk Reduction Interventions and the Perceived Sexual Behavioral Control among College Students in Gaborone”, funded by the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), Botswana (2014-2015).

Co-Investigator: “Graduate Employability in Botswana: Challenges and Prospects”, funded by the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), Botswana (2014-2015).

Principal Researcher (PhD Research): “The Representation of Islam and Muslims in the British Christian Print Media”, funded through the Overseas Research Scholarship programme of the University of Bristol, United Kingdom (2008 – 2011).

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