Dr Emmanuel Ossai
Postdoctoral ResearcherView Research Profile
Dr Emmanuel Ossai holds a PhD in religious studies from Edinburgh University. He has taught religion and done ethnographic research in Nigeria and Britain. His major research interest has been the broad relationship between religion, peace, and conflict, and his doctoral research explored the impact of religious leaders, religious peace norms, and religious peace activism on the attitudes of believers towards religious others using ethnographic data from Nigeria. Since the emergence of COVID-19, he has studied various aspects of the pandemic’s relationship with religion, peace, and conflict. Currently, he is interested in immigrant communities in Britain, especially first generation African immigrants. Recently, he conducted ethnographic research on the possible effects of migration, COVID-19, and the increasing digitalisation which characterizes this virtual age on the religious life of first-generation Nigerian immigrants in Edinburgh. Dr Ossai’s research has been published in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Studies in World Christianity, and African Security.