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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
Room: 812

Research Interests

·         New media and religious practices

·         Technology and society

·         The politics of multiculturalism

·         Socio-cultural implications of HIV/AIDS

·         Graduate empoloyability

Curriculum Vitae

2019
Guest Researcher and DAAD Fellow of Technische Universität Berlin
Since 05/2019
Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Botswana, Botswana
Since 11/2017
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

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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