Jimoh Amzat

Professor at Department of Sociology Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria.

Prof. AMZAT is teaching at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto (Nigeria) and is also a guest lecturer at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) for the Alexandra von Humboldt Foundation. His fields of specialization are Medical Sociology, Bioethics, and Health in Africa. His research work focuses on the African context of various public Health issues.

Since 2005, Prof. Amzat has published books and numerous papers in peer reviewed journals. His recent book, entitled Medical Sociology in Africa (Springer: 2014), presents core issues in medical sociology with social dimensions of health and illness in Africa. Besides his role as an associate expert for Bioethics Beyond Borders (BBB), Dr AMZAT is member of several associations such as the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, the International Sociology Association, the African Sociological Association (AfSA), and the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA). He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, an editorial member of Studies in Humanities, as well as a senior research fellow at the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) in Nigeria.

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