Senior Lecturer, College of Social Sciences

PhD (Radboud University, Nijmegen), MA & BA (UDSM)


Teaching interests: 

  • Sociology of Religion, Research Methodology, Sociological theories, Social Policy and Social Security


Research interests:

  • Religion and society, Gender, Coastal communities, Public health, Social Impact Assessment

Research accounts: 


  1. Ndaluka, Thomas. (Forthcoming). Recycling Ujamaa and Self Reliance in Tanzania: A Critical Discourse Analysis of John Pombe Magufuli’s Speeches. 
  2. Ndaluka, Thomas. 2022. Paula Uimonen. 2020. Invoking Flora Nwapa: Nigerian Women Writers, Femininity and Spirituality in World Literature. Anthropology Book Forum, Vol. 8. No. 1.
  3. Ndaluka, Thomas, Mathew Senga, Magolanga Shagembe and Jonas Kinanda. 2022. The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health among Individuals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzanian Journal of Sociology; Vol. 8. No. 1.
  4. Ndaluka, Thomas., Vendelin Simon, Magolanga Shagembe and Jonas Kinanda. 2021. Faith in the Times of Covid-19: Integrating Religion in the Fight against Covid-19 in Tanzania. In Folklore: 82, pp. 117-134.  Http://Www.Folklore.Ee/Folklore/Vol82/Tanzania.Pdf.
  5. Josephine Sundqvist and Thomas Ndaluka. 2021. Toward Basic Health Justice: Grassroots Challenges in Church-Related Health Services in Tanzania. In V Päivänsalo, A Ahmad, G Zachariah, M Stenlund (eds.). Faith-Based Health Justice: Transforming Agendas of Faith Communities. Minneapolis, Fortless Press; pp. 45-64.
  6. Ndaluka, T., Nandera Ernest Mhando, Vendelin Simon, Jacqueline Mgumia, Alfred Msasu, Magolanga Shagembe and Jonas Kinanda. 2020. Do Scarcity and Collective Culture Matter? An Exploration of Preventive Measures against the COVID-19 Pandemic in Tanzania. In  A  Book on Policy Brief against Covid – 19. Dar es Salaam, DUP.
  7. Ndaluka, T. 2020.  Religious Radicalization in Africa Today as a Challenge to Faith based Actors in Different Socio-political Context. In Kambale J., Kahonya B., and Jochen M. “Peace among the People: Interreligious Action for Peace and Inclusive Communities”.  Solingen, Foedus- Verlag, Pp. 71-76.
  8. Ndaluka, T. 2020. Is Mimetic Desire a root cause of religious violence in Tanzania? An analysis of Girardian – Mimetic Desire Theory. Tanzanian Journal of Sociology; Vol. 6. No. 1.
  9. Ndaluka, T. 2019. Kai Kresse, Swahili Muslim Publics and Postcolonial Experience. Utafiti. Vol. 14. No.1. June 2019.
  10. Ndaluka, T. 2016. Ethics and good Governance: the role of religious leaders in institution of ethics and good governance in Tanzania. Interfaith Dialogue in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam, KAS Publications.
  11. Ndaluka, T. 2015. Social Cohesion and Religious Intolerance in Tanzania. In  Rwekeza S. Mukandala (ed.) The Political economy of Change in Tanzania: Contestations over identity, the Constitution and Resources. Pp. 35-54.
  12. Kitula, M. & Ndaluka, T. 2015. Cultural factors influencing youth attitudes on the use of condoms against HIV infection in Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Sociology Vol. 1 No.1, Pp 94-114.
  13. Ndaluka T. 2014. Is condom safe? Youth’s perceptions on the use of condom in Muleba, Handeni and Ludewa districts, Tanzania. in the Tanzania Journal of Population studies and development. 
  14. Ndaluka, T & Wijsen, F (eds.). 2014. Religion and state in Tanzania Revisited: A reflection of the 50 years of’ independence. Berlin: LIT Verlag.
  15. Ndaluka, T & Mapunda, B. 2014. Introduction. in Ndaluka, T & Wijsen, F (ed.) Religion and state in Tanzania Revisited: A reflection of the 50 years of’ independence. Berlin: LIT Verlag; pp 1-7.
  16. Ndaluka, T, Wijsen, F & Nyato, S. 2014. “Things are getting out of control”: An Analysis of Muslim Revivalism discourses in Tanzania; in Ndaluka, T & Wijsen, F (ed.) Religion and state in Tanzania Revisited: A reflection of the 50 years of’ independence. Berlin: LIT Verlag; pp 61-80.
  17. Ndaluka, T. 2014. “We are ill treated”: A critical discourse analysis of Muslims’ Social Differentiation claims in Tanzania. in Ndaluka, T & Wijsen, F (ed.) Religion and state in Tanzania Revisited:: reflection of the 50 years of Tanzania’s independence. Berlin: LIT Verlag; pp 81-94.
  18. Ndaluka, T with Wijsen, F, & Suhadi, S. 2013. ‘This is why we make noise’: National Unity and Religious Diversity in Indonesia and Tanzania. In Darwis Khudori (ed.). Religious Diversity in a Globalised Society. Challenges and Responses in African and Asia. Center for South - South Cooperation Studies, University of Brawijaya; pp.210-21. 
  19. With Wijsen, F. 2012. Ujamaa is Still Alive; in Bwangatto (ed.) Africa is not destined to die: Signs of Hope and Renewal. Nairobi: Paulines publicatiosn Africa, pp 240-254.
  20. Ndaluka, T. 2012. Religious Discourse, Social Cohesion and conflict: Muslim – Christian relations in Tanzania. Berlin: LIT Verlag.
  21. Ndaluka, T. 2011. The contribution of refugees in environmental degradation and restoration: the case of karago and mkugwa refugee settlements in kibondo district; in Tanzania Journal of Population studies and development, Vol. 18, No. 2. Pp.78-94.
  22. With Kamanyi, E. 2011. Massification of Higher Education and Students’ Accommodation: The experience of Kubebana at the UDSM; in Tanzania Journal of Development studies, vol. 11, Nos. 1&2, 2011.



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