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Isaac Nizigama
Part-Time Professor
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Dr. Isaac Nizigama (Ph.D.) has expertise in Religious Studies (Sociology and Theology) and Philosophy (ethics). His research and publications focus primarily on questions of theological and philosophical ethics as well as on modern religious pluralism, particularly in connection with the Christian faith and the World religions. Furthermore, he is also interested in the relationship between ethics, religion, and politics in sub-Saharan Africa in connection with identity and violent conflicts, particularly in the African Great Lakes region (Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo). Dr. Isaac Nizigama studied in Burundi (from primary to undergraduate university) before receiving a scholarship for university studies in Italy where he completed his bachelor's degree in philosophy and two years of the bachelor's degree in Theology (1999-2002). He then emigrated to Canada in 2002 and began with his graduate studies at the master’s in philosophy at the University of Sherbrooke (2003-2006). He then continued with his doctoral studies in Religious Studies at the University of Montreal (2007-2011) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa (2012-2013). Since 2013, he has been teaching as a part-time professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa. Since 2014, he has also been teaching as a part-time professor at Saint Paul University in both the Faculty of Human Sciences and Philosophy, and the Faculty of Theology. From 2015 to 2021, he taught distance courses at the University of Sudbury in the Department of Religious Studies.