- Laurea in Scienze Politiche, University of Bologna
- Master of Science, Centre of African Studies, School of Social and Political Studies, The University of Edinburgh
- PhD, Centre of African Studies, The University of Edinburgh
MasterCard Scholars Program
Between 2016 and 2023 I will serve as the Academic Director of the Mastercard Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh. Through the generous support of the Mastercard Foundation, over seven years 200 very talented African scholars will be supported in their studies at undergraduate as well as postgraduate level at the University of Edinburgh. I assist the Mastercard team in the provision of additional academic activities and I play a mentorship role to the group of scholars. For more information on the Mastercard scholar program here.
Bompani B. & Valois C. (eds.) (2017) ‘Christian Citizens' and the moral regeneration of the African State. Routlege: London.
Bompani B. & Frahm-Arp M. (eds.) (2010) Development and Politics from Below, Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State. Palgrave-MacMillan: London.
Articles and peer-reviewed chapters
Bompani B (2019) 'Old and New Alliances: Christian churches and the African National Congress in South Africa' in Jeff Haynes (eds) Routledge Handbook of Religion and Political Parties [chapter 21].
Bompani B (2019) 'Religion and Development: Tracing the Trajectories of an Evolving Sub-discipline' in Progress in Development Studies, vol. 3, pp. 1-15.
Bompani B (2018) 'The Evolution of African Studies in the UK' in African Study Monographs, Suppl. 54: 27–38.
Bompani B (2018) 'Religious Economies: Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches and the Framing of a New Moral Order in Neoliberal Uganda' in Wiegratz J., Martiniello G. & Greco E. (eds.) Uganda: The dynamics of neoliberal transformation. Zed Books [chapter 16].
Bompani B (2017) "‘Good Christians, Good Citizens'. Pentecostal-charismatic narratives of citizenship, public action and national belonging in contemporary Uganda" in Bompani B. & Valois C. (eds.) ‘Christian Citizens' and the moral regeneration of the African State. Routlege: London.
Spiegel, S., Gray, H., Bompani, B., Bardosh, K., & Smith, J. (2016). Decolonising online development studies? Emancipatory aspirations and critical reflections–a case study. Third World Quarterly, pp. 1-21.
Bompani B & Valois C (2016) 'Sexualizing politics: the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, party-politics and the new political dispensation in Uganda' in Critical African Studies, Vol. 8, issue 2, pp. 1-19.
Bompani B (2016) 'South Africa' in Goodhew DJ (eds) Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion, Routlege: London [chapter 7].
Bompani B (2016) ‘For God and For My Country’: Pentecostal-charismatic Churches and the Framing of a New Political Discourse in Uganda' in van Klinken A & Chitando E (eds) Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa, Surrey: Routledge [chapter 1].
Bompani B & Terreni Brown S (2015) 'A “religious revolution”? Print media, sexuality and religious discourse in Uganda' in Journal of Eastern African Studies, vol. 9, issue 1, pp. 110-126.
Bompani B (2015) 'Religion and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview' in Tomalin E. (eds) Handbook for Religions and Global Development, London: Routledge [chapter 7].
Bompani B (2014) ‘Beyond disciplinarity: reflections on the study of Religion in International Development' in Journal of Religion and Theology, vol. 21, pp. 309-333.
Bompani B & Smith J (2013) 'Bananas and the Bible: Biotechnology, the Catholic Church and rural development in Kenya' in International Journal of Religion and Society, vol. 4, n.1-2.
Bompani B. (2013) "Local religious organisations performing development: Refugees in the Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg" in Journal of International Development [online version]. Print version: Bompani B. (2015) "Local religious organisations performing development: Refugees in the Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg" in Journal of International Development, vol. 27, n. 2, pp. 197–212.
Bompani B. (2012) "South African Constitution and the making of a ‘new’ civil society" in Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo, vol. 1
Bompani B. (2012) ‘It is not a shelter, it is a church!’ Religious organisations, the public sphere and xenophobia in South Africa' (chapt. 8) in Hopkins P., Kong L. and Olson E. (eds) Religion and place: landscape, politics and piety, Springer, New York.
Bompani B. and Frahm-Arp M. (2010), "Development and Politics from Below: New Conceptual Interpretations" in Bompani and Frahm-Arp (eds), Development and Politics from Below, Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State, Palgrave-MacMillan, London
Bompani B. and Frahm-Arp M. (2010), "Reflection on Modernisation without Secularisation" in Bompani and Frahm-Arp (eds), Development and Politics from Below, Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State, Palgrave-MacMillan, London
Bompani B. (2010) Religion and Development from Below: Independent Christianity in South Africa in Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 40, n.3
Bompani B. (2008) African Independent Churches in Post-Apartheid South Africa: New Political Interpretations, in Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 34, n.3
Bompani, B. (2006) Mandela Mania: Mainline Christianity in Post-Apartheid South Africa, in Third World Quarterly, vol. 27, No. 6.
Bompani B. (2002), Pluralismo religioso in Sudafrica: I diversi volti della minoranza musulmana in epoca post-colianale, in Afriche e Orienti. Rivista ai confini tra Africa Mediterraneo e Medio Oriente, vol 1. (Translation: Religious pluralism in South Africa: the different faces of the Muslim minority in the post-colonial era)
Bompani B. (2001), AIDS in Africa: il ruolo delle chiese nella lotta al virus, in Afriche e Orienti. Rivista ai confini tra Africa Mediterraneo e Medio Oriente, vol 1. Translation: AIDS in Africa: the role of churches in fighting the virus
Bompani B. (2000), Percorso Bibliografico. La CristianitÀ in Sudafrica, in Afriche e Orienti. Rivista ai confini tra Africa Mediterraneo e Medio Oriente, vol 4. Translation: Christianity in South Africa: a literature review.
Bompani B. (2019), “Christianity in Africa: Pentecostals and Charismatics” Global Encyclopaedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History, Macmillan Reference USA.