I am co-ordinating the research project Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 (CMR1900), working with Professor David Thomas. CMR1900 a four year AHRC funded research aims to compile the documentary history of relations between Muslims and Christians in the period 1500-1900. It brings together all the known writings of Christians and Muslims about and against one another, together with works containing significant information about relations. It covers the entire world in the period when new means of communication enabled Christians and Muslims to meet on all continents.
I was a lecturer at St. Philip’s Theological College, Kongwa, Tanzania from 1989-2000, then at St. Paul’s United Theological College (now St. Paul’s University), Limuru, Kenya from 2000-2006, whilst there I developed an MA programme in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.
From 2006-2009, I was involved in Sharia Debates in Africa project an interdisciplinary research project on responses to Islamic Law in selected sub-Saharan states (Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania) in co-operation with the University of Bayreuth, funded by Volkswagen Foundation.
From 2008-2012, I was at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford. From 2009 I have been an Honorary Research Fellow St. Stephen’s House and member of Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford.
During this time I taught MA modules on Christian-Muslim Relations and Islam in Africa at St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya and Theological College of Northern Nigeria, Jos, Nigeria.