Rosalind Hackett

Professor and Head of the Department of Religious Studies

Phone: 865-974-6980
E-mail: rhackett@utk.edu

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Rosalind Hackett studies the religions of Africa, especially Pentecostalism. She works extensively in Nigeria and publishes on Muslim-Christian conflict. She founded the Jazz for Justice Project in 2005 to promote the use of music and the arts in rebuilding the lives of youth in war-torn Northern Uganda. The project also aims to help UT students discover a synergy between international learning, service, and career development.

Topics of expertise: Religion, Africa, violence, conflict, media, and politics

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