Prof. Corey L. Williams

Leiden University, Netherlands

Corey Williams is an anthropologist and scholar of religion with a primary research focus on religion in modern Africa and the African Diaspora. He is currently working on projects related to interreligious encounter in Nigeria, Islam and public policy in sub-Saharan Africa, and African immigrant religious networks among African Initiated Churches in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Prof. Williams is currently serving as the General Secretary of the African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) and the Co-Chair of the World Christianity Unit for the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Prior to joining Leiden University in 2015, he was a Visiting Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University, USA (2014) and Assistant Lecturer and Tutor in Religious Studies at Edinburgh University, UK (2012-2014).