Pwani University, Kenya
Stephen Muoki Joshua
Stephen Muoki Joshua is an Associate Professor of Church History with extensive leadership, teaching, and academic research experience. He is the Director of the Board of Undergraduate Studies at Pwani University. He has also served as the founding Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies (PRS) in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at the same University.
Professor Muoki holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Bible and Theology from Pan Africa Christian University (PACU), a Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) from the Africa Nazarene University (ANU), a Master of Theology (MTH) and a PhD in History of Christianity from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa (UKZN 2011). His publications include two books, a book chapter, and some 24 academic articles on contemporary African Church History themes such as the AIDS epidemic, sexuality, and Church involvement in politics and development in Africa. He is an ordained reverend with the Free Pentecostal Fellowship in Kenya, and has served in various levels as a Christian Religious Leader including chairing the Board of Governors of FPFK’s Karen Christian College in Nairobi.
Professor Muoki has led and participated in various research projects both locally and globally. For instance, between 2011 and 2013 he was the Key Investigator in a locally funded research project titled The Role of Religion in Promoting of Good Governance in Kenya. He is currently the coordinator of two EU funded Projects namely, Technologies of Imaging in Communication and Social Sciences (TICASS) and Transcultural Perspective on Art and Art Education (TPAAE). These projects involve a consortium of several international universities and organizations, namely Academy of Art in Szczecin Poland, Polish University Abroad in London, Kenyatta University (Kenya) and University of Macerata (UNMC) in Italy, Beneath the Baobabs (Kilifi) and National Museum of Szczecin. His research focus here has been on the shifting ‘image’ and use of images in Communicating AIDS, Educating on Arts, and Legislating Religion in Kenya since the precolonial period.