Muazu Shehu

Membership:  2019/2020

Member Bio

Muazu Shehu is a senior lecturer in sociology at Gombe State University, Nigeria. He received his BSc and MSc from the Ahmadu Bello University and Bayero University, Nigeria, respectively. He obtained his
PhD in sociological studies from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Although originally trained in sociology, his research interests are interdisciplinary and broadly include religion and ecology, religion in society, science and technology in society, and forced migration. As a PhD researcher, he was an active member of the Science and Technology in Society research group at the University of Sheffield. He has published his research in several academic journals and academic blogs and has also given talks in leading academic conferences across the world. His work has been funded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the Carnegie Corporation, among others. Muazu’s current research explores the perception of climate change and environmental degradation among religious conservatives in Nigeria, humanitarian crises, and sustainable development in Northeast Nigeria.


  • “Islam and the Environment in African Context.” In Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa, edited by Toyin Falola, Fallou Ngom, and Mustapha Hashim. London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.
  • with Adamu Abba and Hassana Y. Bello. “Social Constructionism and the Study of Environmental Problems.” Bayero Sociologist (forthcoming).
  • “Religious Organisations in Community Development: A Study on Jama’at Nasril Islam (JNI) in North Eastern Nigeria.” Journal of World Development Studies 4. no. 2 (2018): 114–33.
  • “The Environment and Sociological Theory: Towards an Agenda for Researching Environmental Issues in Nigeria.” Kaduna Journal of Sociology 5, no. 5 (2018): 113–31.
  • “Varieties of Religious Environmentalism: Understanding the Theological Foundations of Pro-environmental Action among Christians and
    Muslims in Northeast Nigeria.” International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society 7, no. 2 (2017): 61–75.
  • With Susan Molyneux-Hodgson. “Religion and Environmental Degradation in Northeast Nigeria.”International Journal of Environmental Sustainability 10, no 1 (2014): 27–40.