Transformative Religion
Religion as Situated Knowledge in Processes of Social Transformation

International Research Training Group

Project title: Constructing Social Imaginaries: Religion and National Identity in Post-Colonial Kgalagadi (National Identity)

2021-Present: Competition Analyst/Economist, Genesis Analytics

2020-2021: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA)

2019-2020: Researcher, Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC)

2018 – 2019 Researcher, Cambridge Peace and Education Research Group

2018: Mellon Foundation Researcher, Afro-Asia Project

2018: NRF Research Fellow, Sociology & Anthropology of Reproduction Fellowship

Mosienyane, T. 2021. African National Evaluation Systems: A Practitioner’s Guide. Centre for Learning On Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA). Wits Wired. (Internal Publication)

Semela, K. M., Mosienyane, T., Ali, A. & Blaser Mapitsa, C. 2021. Introducing Digitalization to Strengthen Evidence Systems in African Parliaments. 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (Conference Paper)

Mosienyane, T. 2021. Digital Intervention in African Parliaments: An Opportunity to Strengthen Evidence-use and Oversight Capacities. Centre for Learning On Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA). Wits Wired.

Mosienyane, T. 2021. Digital Transformation in African Parliaments: Introducing Digital Tools and Digital Reforms into African Parliaments.Centre for Learning On Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA). Wits Wired.

How have the historical legacies of colonialism impacted the role of religion in the construction of social and national identities for rural and Indigenous communities in the Kgalagadi, and how have these legacies shaped contemporary debates over religious practices and identity? This project explores the impact of colonial legacies on the role of religion in constructing social and national identities for rural and indigenous communities in the Kgalagadi region of Southern Africa. Through a mixed-methods approach involving interviews, participant observation, and surveys, the research investigates how colonialism has influenced indigenous religious practices, how communities have adapted to these pressures, and the ways in which religious beliefs shape social identities. By examining historical and contemporary contexts, this project aims to deepen our understanding of the complex relationship between religion, colonialism, and identity construction in post-colonial African societies, offering valuable insights for academic knowledge and policy discussions.