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Jep Stockmans

Department of Religion

Ph.D. candidate


Phone: (352) 281 7000

Office Location: 109 Anderson Hall

Area of Specialization: Islam in Ethiopia

I just started my Ph.D. at the University of Florida in the Global Islam track. The aim is to become an expert on the study of Islam as a socio-political phenomenon as well as a religion. My research focus for my dissertation is the position of Ethiopian Muslims in the public space. There is a significant amount of conflict surrounding religious competition over this public space as well as growing tensions between the Ethiopian government and Ethiopian people. Because little research has been done on this subject, there is still very little known and plenty to find out.