Philippe Denis

Philippe Denis holds a PhD in History from the University of Liège, Belgium, with a thesis on the institutionalisation of refugee churches in the Rhine Valley (1538-1564). He has authored or co-authored nine books and various peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters. He is a senior professor in history of Christianity at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. His main fields of expertise are religious history, oral history and memory studies. His current areas of research include the history of contextual theology in South Africa, of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. He is an associate member of the Royal Academy of Belgium.