DFG Mercator Fellow & Researcher of Subproject: The Spiritual Highway (Education in Lagos)
Marloes Janson is Reader in West African Anthropology at the SOAS University of London. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Leiden
University. Her research interests are at the intersection of anthropology and religion. West
Africa (the Gambia and Nigeria) are her ethnographic areas of specialization. Before joining
SOAS in 2012, Marloes has been a researcher at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin.
Her publications include Islam, Youth, and Modernity in the Gambia: The Tablighi Jamaʻat
(Cambridge University Press/International African Institute, 2014), which has been awarded the
RAI Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology. She co-edits the Brill series, Studies of
Religion in Africa.