Dr. Gabriel Faimau

Affiliations:
  • Department of Sociology, University of Botswana, Gaborone, BOTSWANA
  • International College of Research, Ethics and Development (I-CREED), Gaborone, Botswana.
  • Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change

Research focus:
  • Political theory of recognition.
  • Postcolonial theories and politics of identity.
  • Sociology of media.
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Media representations of Islam and Muslims in the West.
  • Religion on the Internet.




Education:
  Constructions of Recognition: The Discursive Representations of Islam and Muslims in the
  British Christian Media.
  • MSc in Social Science Research Methods (awarded with distinction), University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2007. Dissertation Title: The Discursive Construction
    of Islam and Muslims in The Tablet: From the 9/11 Events to the Lecture of Pope Benedict XVI at Regensburg.
  • Master in Contextual Theology, Widya Sasana School of Philosophy and Theology, Indonesia, 1999. Thesis (original in Indonesian): Towards an Asian Theology
    of Religion: A Study on the Thoughts of Aloysius Pieris.
  • B.A. in Philosophy, Widya Sasana School of Philosophy and Theology, Indonesia, 1996.Title of Final Paper (Skripsi – original in Indonesian): Conceptualising
    HIV/AIDS through a Christian Moral Ethics Framework.
  • Postgraduate Programme on Islamic Society, University of Muhammadiyah, Malang, Indonesia, 1998.

Publication [Book]
  • Faimau, G. (2013), Socio-Cultural Construction of Recognition, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Faimau, G. (2012), Islam and the West are Partners, Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Book Chapters:
  • Faimau, G. (2011), “Being a non-European Missionary in Multicultural Europe”, chapter in M. Ueffing (ed.), Non-European Missionaries in Europe, (pp. 111-132),
    Sankt Augustin, Germany: Steyler Missionswissenschaftliches Institute. ISBN 978-3-8050-0575-3.
  • Faimau, G. (2008), “Introduction” to a book written by Bere Mali, B., Kembali ke Akar (Back to the Roots), Jakarta: Cerdas Pustaka Publisher. ISBN:
    9789791857703.
  • Faimau, G. (2008), “Tinta yang Hilang dan Bermisi dalam Sebuah Dunia yang Tunggang-langgang” (“The Missing Ink and Being Missional in a Runaway World”),
    Chapter in R. Sudhiarsa (ed.), Kearifan Sosial Lintas Budaya (Social Wisdom: A Cross-cultural Approach), (pp. 95-126), Yogyakarta: Penerbit Lamalera. ISBN:
    9789792548075.

Refereed Journal Articles:
  • Faimau, G. (2013), “British Christian Print Media and the Framing of Islam and Muslims through the Lens of Christian Persecution”, Journal of Intercultural
    Studies, Vol. 34, Issue 5.
  • Faimau, G. (2011), “Naming Muslims as Partners: The Discursive Constructions of Islam in a British Catholic Paper”, Journalism Studies, Vol. 12(4): 474-489.
    ISSN: 1461-670X. Available online on 15 November 2010.
  • Faimau, G. (2009), “Tentang Ide Reformasi dalam Islam” (“On the Idea of Reformation in Islam”), in ‘Perspektif’ Journal Agama dan Kebudayaan (‘Perspektif’
    Journal of Religion and Culture), Vol. 4(1): 54-60. ISSN: 1907-4999.
  • Faimau, G. (2009), “NTT dan Intelektual Publik” (NTT and Public Intellectuals), Journal of NTT Studies, Vol. 1(2): 139-145. ISSN: 2085-6504
  • Faimau, G. (2009), “From ‘Hit Tahun’ to ‘Al-ala Kit’: Identity Construction among the Dawanese in Timor, Indonesia”, Journal of NTT Studies, Vol. 1(1): 8-15. ISSN:
    2085-6504. http://www.ntt-academia.org/ntt-study-journal.html.
  • Faimau, G. (2007), “’Click Here for Religion’: Self-Presentation of Religion on the Internet”, in SVDVerbum, vol. 48(2): 135-147. ISSN: 0042-3696 www.
    missionswissenschaft-augustin.de.

Book Reviews:
  • Faimau, G. (2010), Nasar Meer: Citizenship, Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalism, Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration, Vol. 5(2): 98-100. ISSN: 1796-
    6582. http://www.etmu.fi/fjem/pdf/FJEM_2_2010.pdf
  • Faimau, G. (2008), Bhikhu Parekh: A New Politics of Identity: Political Principles for an Interdependent World, Perspectif Journal Agama dan Kebudayaan
    (Perspektif Journal of Religion and Culture), Vol. 3(1): 79-82. ISSN: 1907-4999.

Opinion Editorials:
  • Faimau, G. (2012), “Urination Scandal and the Geopolitics of Emotion”, Mmegi Botswana, 24 January 2012, p. 8.
  • Faimau, G. (2012), “Can Christians Criticise Themselves?”, Mmegi Botswana, 19 January 2012, p. 6.  
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Are the Churches really Empty?”, State of Formation, 29 November 2010.
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Agama, Kekerasan dan Ruang Dialog” (“Religion, Violence and Dialogic Space”), Harian Umum Tabengan, 20 September 2010
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Appreciating the Inter-Religious Council”, The Jakarta Post, 19 February 2010. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/02/19/appreciating-
    interreligious-council.html
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Challenging ‘West versus Islam’ Media Paradigms”, Common Ground News Service, 09 February 2010.
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Argumentative Flobamoranesis dan Identitas Institusional” (“Argumentative Flobamoranesis and Institutional Identity”), Pos Kupang, 3
    February 2010. http://kupang.tribunnews.com/read/artikel/42732
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Islam and the Media: Moving Forward with Hope”, The Jakarta Post, 1 February 2010.  
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Renewing the Spirit of Tolerance”, The Jakarta Post, 4 January 2010.
  • Faimau, G. (2009), “The Internet: A New Venue for Religion”, The Jakarta Post, 24 January 2009
  • Faimau, G. (2008), “Needed: An Open Dialogue on Multiculturalism”

Conference Papers:
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “British Christian Media and the Framing of Islam and Muslims Through the Lens of ‘Christian Persecution’, accepted for presentation at the
    International Conference on Contesting Religious Identities, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 13-15 October 2010.
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Fear of Visibility and Fear of Small Numbers: Framing Islam and Muslims in Relation to ‘Christian Persecution’ in the British Christian Media,
    accepted for presentation at the International Conference on “Politics of Fear; Fear of Politics”, University of Brighton, United Kingdom, 15-17 September 2010.
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Recognising the Difference or Absolutising the Boundaries: Islam and Muslims in the British Christian Media”, presented at the
    Interdisciplinary Conference on The Politics of Misrecognition, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 22-23 January 2010.
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “Naming Muslims as Partners: Constructions of Socio-Cultural Recognition in a British Catholic Paper”, presented at the International
    Conference on Islam in the Media, Centre for Media, Religion and Culture, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA, 7-10 January 2010.
  • Faimau, G. (2009), “Interreligious/Intercultural Dialogue: A Matter of Recognition or Contribution?”, accepted for presentation at the First International Graduate
    Student Conference on (Re)Considering Contemporary Indonesia: Striving towards Democracy, Sustainability, and Prosperity (1st—4th December 2009) at
    Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.
  • Faimau, G. (2009), “Interreligious/Intercultural Dialogue: A Matter of Recognition or Contribution?”, a paper submitted for the International Summer School
    Programme on Religion and Public Life, organised by ISSRPL, University of Birmingham and Birmingham Faith Leaders Group, United Kingdom, 11-21 July 2009.
  • Faimau, G. (2008), “Imagining Islam: The Representations of Muslims in the Christian Print Media”, presented at the UCSIA Summer School on Religion, Culture
    and Society, University of Antwerpen, Belgium, 31 August – 7 September 2008.
  • Faimau, G. (2008), “Constructing Islam: A British Catholic Paper’s Representations of Muslims”, presented online from Bristol for the 14thInternational Summer
    School on Social Representations and Communication of the European PhD on Social Representations and Communication, Rome, 26 July – 3 August 2008.
  • Faimau, G. (2008), “The Discursive Construction of Islam and Muslims in The Tablet: From the 9/11 Events to the Lecture of Pope Benedict XVI at Regensburg”,
    accepted for presentation at the IAMCR World Congress on “Media and Global Divides”, Stockholm, Sweden, 20 – 25 July 2008.
  • Faimau, G. (2008), “Constructing Islam: A British Catholic Paper’s Representations of Muslims”, presented at the 9th International Conference on Social
    Representations, Bali, Indonesia, 30 June – 5 July 2008.
  • Faimau, G. (2008), “’Click Here for Religion’: Self-Presentation of Religion on the Internet”, presented at the International Conference on Religion and the
    Formation of the New Publics, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 23 - 26 January 2008.
  • SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC LECTURES:
  • Faimau, G. (2011), “British Christian Print Media and the Framing of Islam and Muslims through the Lens of ‘Christian Persecution’”, presented at the
    Departmental Seminar, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana on 27 October 2011.
  • Faimau, G. (2010), “British Christian Media and the Representation of Islam and Muslims through the Lens of ‘Christian Persecution’”, presented at the Work in
    Progress Seminar for PhD researchers at the Department of Sociology, University of Bristol, UK on 26 February 2010.
  • Faimau, G. (2009), “Sekularisme dan Kembalinya Agama” (“Secularism and the Return of Religion”), presented as a Keynote Address at the KMKI 2009 Annual
    Seminar on “The Role of Religion in the Modern Society”, organised by the Indonesian Catholic Student Association in Germany (KMKI), and sponsored by
    Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD). The event was held in Burg Hohenberg in Germany, 27-30 December 2009.
  • Faimau, G. (2009), “Agama dan Internet” (“Religion and the Internet”), presented as a public lecture at the KMKI 2009 Annual Seminar on “The Role of Religion in
    the Modern Society”, organised by the Indonesian Catholic Student Association in Germany (KMKI), and sponsored by Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-
    Dienst (KAAD). The event was held in Burg Hohenberg in Germany, 27-30 December 2009.
  • Faimau, G. (2009), “Islamisasi Eropa atau Eropanisasi Islam?” (“Islamisation of Europe or Europeanisation of Islam?”), presented as a public lecture at the KMKI
    2009 Annual Seminar on “The Role of Religion in the Modern Society”, organised by the Indonesian Catholic Student Association in Germany (KMKI), and
    sponsored by Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD). The event was held in Burg Hohenberg in Germany, 27-30 December 2009.