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Salvatory Stephen Nyanto is currently a PhD student in the Department of History, University of Iowa, where he is working on his dissertation, entitled "Christianity in Unyamwezi, 1870s-2010s: Some Aspects of Social and Religious Changes." He is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of History, University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

He earned his B.A. (Hons.) in History and Archaeology (2009), and MA in History (2012) from the University of Dar es Salaam. He received a research grant from the UDSM-World Bank project for his MA dissertation entitled, “Coping with the Challenges of Evangelisation in a Plural Setting: Experiences of the White Fathers in Buha and Unyamwezi, 1878-1978” His primary area of research is Western Tanzania (Buha and Unyamwezi), including the Kigoma and Tabora administrative regions.  His research interests include African Religions, Christianity and Islam.

Selected Awards:

University of Iowa Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Award, Fall 2016

Marcus Bach Fellowship for University of Iowa Graduate Students in the Humanities, Spring 2017

Publications:

"Religion and State in Tanzania: A Historical Perspective with Reference to the White Fathers in Buha and Unyamwezi, 1878-1990s" in Thomas J. Ndaluka and Frans Wijsen (eds.), Religion and State in Tanzania Revisited: Reflections of 50 Years of Independence (Munster: Lit Verlag, 2014).

Co-written with Thomas J. Ndaluka and Frans Wijsen. "Things are out of Control: An Analysis of Muslim Revivalism Discourses in Tanzania" in Thomas J. Ndaluka and Frans Wijsen (eds.), Religion and State in Tanzania Revisited: Reflections of 50 Years of Independence (Munster: Lit Verlag, 2014).

Co-written with Methodius Kilaini. "Ecumenism, Dialogue and Inculturation in the Church of Western and North-Western Tanzania: Responses to the Second Vatican Council" in  Thomas J. Ndaluka and Frans Wijsen (eds.), Religion and State in Tanzania Revisited: Reflections of 50 Years of Independence (Munster: Lit Verlag, 2014).