Liazzat Bonate is a lecturer in African History at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago (since September, 2016). Previously she taught at Seoul National University in South Korea (2011-2015), and at the Centre for African Studies and the Department of History at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique (1993-2016, on and off). In 2009-2010 she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Religious Studies and the Centre for Contemporary Islam of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she researched contemporary Muslim publics and international Islamic NGOs in Mozambique. She has a PhD in Historical Studies from the University of Cape Town (2007), MA in African History from Northwestern University, USA (2002) and MA in Islamic Societies and Cultures from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, UK (1998). She obtained her BA and first MA in World History from the al-Farabi University in Kazakhstan (USSR, 1990).