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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded solutions to enduring geopolitical problems
 

Biography

Christopher Wadibia is a third year PhD candidate in the Faculty of Divinity and Selwyn College studying the relationship between Pentecostalism and sustainable development in Nigeria. Before coming to Cambridge, Christopher completed a BA inGovernment at Georgetown University in 2016, won a Fulbright research grant with the United States Department of State to study Muslim-Christian relations in Nigeria in 2017, and completed an MPhil in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies at Trinity College Dublin in 2018 where he won the James Haire Prize for Outstanding Coursework. Christopher's doctoral research seeks to explain how the themes of power politics and capacity-building inform the social development enterprises of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), one of Nigeria's most sociopolitically influential indigenous Pentecostal churches. Alongside his appointment as an Ax:son Johnson Research Assistant in Applied History for the Centre for Geopolitics, Christopher also serves as an Honorary PhD Scholar at the Woolf Institute, assistant editor for the academic journal PentecoStudies, and as a convener for Cambridge University's Protestant Political Thought (PPT) reading group.