Nina Hoel

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Faglige interesser

My main research interest is in the broad area of feminist theory and methodology in the study of religion, with a particular focus on Islamic feminism/Islamic sexual ethics and South African Muslim women’s lived experiences. For a more in-depth account of my research interests, see



  • 2014 – 2015: Research Associate, KIFO (Institute for Church, Religion, and Worldview Research), Oslo, Norway
  • 2013 – 2014:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Project:  Contemporary Islamic Sexual Ethics and Islamic Feminism. (PI: Dr. Maheshvari Naidu) 
  • 2010 – 2012: A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Project: South African Muslim Women, Gender, and Sexuality (PI: Associate Prof. Sa’diyya Shaikh) 
  • 2010: Doctor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Thesis title: South African Muslim Women’s Experiences: Sexuality and Religious Discourses (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Sa’diyya Shaikh)
  • 2005:  Master of Social Science in Religious Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa (degree was awarded with Distinction). Thesis title: Contemporary Discourses on Muslim Women and Veiling: A Critical Analysis (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Sa’diyya Shaikh)
  • 2005 – 2012:  Researcher, Institute for Comparative Religion in Southern Africa (ICRSA), Director: Professor David Chidester, University of Cape Town  
  • 2003: Mellomfag, Religious Studies, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 2002-2003: Grunnfag, Religious Studies, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 1998-2002:  General Teacher, Professional Degree Programme, Bergen University College, Norway  


  • American Academy of Religion, Co-Chair “Religion and Sexuality Group” (2014- Present), Steering Committee Member (2012-2014).
  • Islamic Africa, Editorial Advisory Board (2015-Present)
  • African Journal of Gender and Religion, International Advisory Board (2019-Present)
  • African Association for the Study of Religions, Program Committee Member for the 6th AASR conference in Africa, 2013-2014. 
  • Journal for the Study of Religion, International Advisory Board (2014-Present), Editorial Board Member (2008-2013).  
Emneord: Religionsantropologi, Kjønn, seksualitet og religion, Feministisk teori og metodologi, Islamske studier, Religion og klima/miljø
Publisert 12. feb. 2019 10:05 - Sist endret 12. nov. 2020 09:43