Visiting Associate Professor
Fr. Ludovic Lado, S.J. is an anthropologist and activist from the Ivory Coast. After earning degrees in philosophy and theology at the College of St. Peter Cansius in Kinshasa and Hekima College in Nairobi, respectively, he earned a Master’s Degree in Theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Boston in 2002, and his Master’s and Doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford in 2007. His research concerns social justice in Cameroon with regard to the Catholic Church and Cameroonian politics, particularly the presidency of Paul Biya. In general he aims to provide a constructive critique for the sake of building a new society and greater justice. His doctoral thesis was published in English with the title, Catholic pentecostalism and the paradoxes of africanization(2009); and his works in French include Le pluralisme médical en Afrique [Medical Pluralism in Africa] (2010), Le chrétien face à l’avortement [The Christian Face to Abortion] (2009), De la déchéance à la dissidence [From Decline to Dissidence] (2008).
Areas of Expertise: Anthropology, Social Justice, Catholicism in Africa
- Phd and M.A. (2007) University of Oxford, Social Anthropology
- M.A. (2002) Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Theology