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Gez, Dr. Yonatan N.

yonatan.gez [at]
Areas of research:
Religion and international development; religion and society in East Africa; self-accomplishment in East Africa; theorizing religious mobility; the 'afterlives' of development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa; the internationalization of private education
Regional focus:
East Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Professional experience:
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Konstanz
Project title: “Local Phenomenologies and Legacies in the Afterlife of Development Interventions: Empirical and Theoretical Explorations”
Deputy PI
Project SALMEA (Self-Accomplishment and Local Moralities in East Africa)
IHEID and Aix-Marseille Université; funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (henceforth SNSF) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
Research Associate
Haute Ecole Pédagogique, Fribourg
Part of an SNSF Ambizione project titled “Transnationalisation of Swiss Private Education” (
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Head of Africa Unit
The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (henceforth the Truman Institute), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem