Tomas Sundnes Drønen

Academic degreePhD
PositionProrector for Education/
Professor of Global Studies and Religion
Phone+47 51 51 62 15

Specialised competency:

African Christianity, Intercultural communication, Globalization, History of Mission

General (teaching) competency:

Religions in Africa, Intercultural communication, Globalization, History of Mission, Qualitative Methods

Selected publications:

Religion and Development. Nordic Perspectives on Involvement in Africa.  (ed.) New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2014, 212 p.

Pentecostalism, Globalisation, and Islam in Northern Cameroon. Megachurches in the Making? Leiden, Brill 2013, 238 p.

Forståelsens gylne øyeblikk. Festskrift til Øyvind Dahl. (ed. with Kjetil Fretheim and Marianne Skjortnes), Trondheim: Tapir akademisk forlag 2011, 243 p.

Med hjertet på flere steder. Om barn, misjon og flerkulturell oppvekst, (ed. with Marianne Skjortnes) Trondheim: Tapir akademisk forlag 2010, 393 p.

Communication and Conversion in Northern Cameroon: The Dii people and Norwegian Missionaries, 1934-60, Leiden: Brill 2009, 244 p.

La voie de l'islam et la voie du Christ : la croix et le croissant en Afrique de l'Ouest, (with Jean Koulagna), Meiganga: ILTM 2002, 182 p.


Professional Boards and Committees:

Member of the board of Vitenskapsakademiet i Stavanger 2015-

Member of the editorial board in the journal Global Christianity. Studies in Religion and Society. 2015-

Member of the board Nordic Institute of Missiological and Ecumenical Research 2015-

Project manager (together with Kari Storstein Haug) for the research project Cracks and In-Betweens: Religion, Migration and Transnational Relations. The project includes three PhD-students and three senior researchers. Funded by School of Mission and Theology 2015-2019.

Curriculum vitae