Prof. Johannes A. Smit

AboutProf. Johannes A. Smit

Prof. Johannes A. Smit, is Professor of Religion and Social Transformation, Chair: Humanities Institute, and former Dean and Head of School of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, and the School of Arts (Act-ing), UKZN. He is the founding editor of the Alternation Journal, ([1994] 1996), as well as of the Alternation African Scholarship Book Series (2020), and served as research chair of the former Faculty of Arts/ Humanities. He has a lifelong commitment to interdisciplinary learning and critical research capacity development in the Arts and Humanities. He was also President of the Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa (ASRSA), editor-in-chief of the Journal for the Study of Religion (in Southern Africa), teaches Comparative Religion (main focus Christianity), and is the founder of the postgraduate Programme in Religion and Social Transformation in 2000. The progamme has graduated in excess of 300 postgraduate students, between 2000 and 2011, when he stepped down as programme director