2017-2018 Visiting Fellows
The Jesuit Institute
The 2017-2018 Visiting Fellows:
The 2015-2016 Visiting Fellows:
The 2015-2016 Visiting Fellows:
Nestor Da Costa is an Uruguayan sociologist, specialized in Sociology of Religion. He obtained PhD in Sociology (2003) at Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. He is a researcher at the Catholic University of Uruguay and professor of Sociology of Religion and he also is part of the University CLAEH, at Montevideo. He is Co-PI of the international research project “The transformation of lived religion in urban Latin America: A study of contemporary Latin Americans experience of transcendence” (2015-2018) with Universities from Argentina, Peru, United States and Uruguay and the support of John Templeton Foundation.
He is former president of the Association of Social Scientist of Religion at MERCOSUR (2011-2013). He has been International Coordinator of the Alfa Project of the European Union (2005-2008) on Religion and Modernity in Europe and Latin America. He was Fulbright scholar at University of California at Santa Barbara on Religion Pluralism and Public Presence at the United States (2005). He has been professor at Shanghai University. Is author of many research, articles and books on his field of work.
Sr. Anne Nasimiyu
Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike has been a full professor of Systematic Theology at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Kenyatta University. For the last six years she was called upon to serve her Religious Institute as their Mother General. She has served two terms as Mother General of the Little Sisters of St. Francis.. She has played various academic roles while at Kenyatta University. For example, she has worked as Supervisor of Kenyatta University Students on Teaching Practice; as Examinations Officer for Philosophy and Religious Studies Department; Acting Dean of students, Kenyatta University; Chairperson of Departmental Postgraduate Committee, Religious Studies Department, Kenyatta University; Dean of Students, Chairperson, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Board of Postgraduate Studies.
She has published various articles and book chapters for example, Vatican II and Liturgical Adaptations.” African Theological Journal 13.1 (1984); “The Other Africa: Sexism in African Society.” Raggio 54.6 (1987).“Polygamy: A Feminist Critique.” Apostolate to Nomads of AMECEA (ANA) 130-131 (1988).“Christology and an African Woman’s Experience.” Jesus in African Christianity: Experimentation and Diversity in African Christology. Eds. J.N.K. Mugambi and Laurenti Magesa. Nairobi: Initiatives, 1989. 123-135. Rpt. in Faces of Jesus in Africa. Ed. Robert J. Schreiter. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1991. 70-81, and in Liberation Theology: An Introductory Reader. Eds. Curt Cadorette et al. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1992. 92-103. She was the coordinator of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians in East Africa. She was also the women’s coordinator in Africa of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians. She served on the editorial committee of Propositum, a periodical of Third Order Regular Franciscan history and spirituality published by the International Franciscan Conference. (1992- 2000).
You can find her full CV here.