Vincent Favier

Research Fellow

Research project: Preaching and Teaching: Religiosity, Knowledge and Performance at the Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, Niger (Remoboko, Leibniz-Competition)
(Remoboko, Leibniz-Junior Research Group, in Cooperation with IFRA Nigeria, LASDEL)
Regional focus: West Africa (Niger & Nigeria)
 Vincent Favier
Vincent Favier


Doctoral Candidate at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient & Freie-Universität Berlin
Trainee at Goethe-Institut Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Degree/ Education

M.A. African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
B.A. German Studies, Université Paris-III La Sorbonne Nouvelle


11/2022 Workshop „Religions on Campus: Coexisting Traditions, Reformulating the Secular and Life Projects” LASDEL, Niger

06/2022 Kolloquium zur Kunst Afrikas “Religiosität, Wissen und Performance. Forschen und filmen auf einem Universitätscampus in Niamey, Niger.” Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

06/2022 Workshop „Researching Religion, Morality and Boko in West Africa” Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

11/2021 Workshop “Religion in higher educational institutions in Africa and beyond: (Re)Conversion, Power, and Authority from a comparative perspective” – ZMO, Germany

11/2021 Symposium “Education in Muslim Societies: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, and Development” – Indiana University / International Institute of Islamic Thought, USA

05/2021 Doctoral Seminar “Teaching and Preaching: Religiosity, Knowledge, and Performance at the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Niger” – LASDEL, Niger

11/2020 Conference “Contested religious spaces - Narratives as Evidence: De-Centering and Re-Authenticating Pasts for the Future” – ZMO, Germany

02/2020 Doctoral Seminar “Religious Practices and Spatial Appropriations at the University of Ibadan” – IFRA, Nigeria

11/2019 Conference “From Senegal to Nigeria: The Modernity of Islam in West Africa. Practices, Influences, and Trajectories” – LASDEL, Niger

07/2019 CRASSH Summer School “Religious Diversity and the Secular University” – University of Cambridge, UK

12/2018 Workshop “Religion, Morality and Boko (Remoboko)” – ZMO, Germany


“Dunya ya Wagogo” (Germany / Tanzania 2015 – 23 min.)

Media Articles

Article for the Goethe-Institut Côte d’Ivoire, Sept. 2015,


  • French: native speaker
  • German: full fluency (C2)
  • English: fluency (C1)
  • Swahili: upper intermediate level (B2)
  • Hausa: beginner level (A2)
  • Spanish: beginner level (A2)