About Me


Pronouns: he / him

Mx Ashwin Afrikanus Thyssen is a junior lecturer in the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, Stellenbosch University. He teaches church polity, church history, and religion and law.

Ashwin is also a PhD candidate, focusing on Christian theological anthropology. In his doctoral dissertation he considers how black theology and queer theology may be in dialogue, in the attempt to construct a liberating theological anthropology.

In short, Ashwin describes himself as ontologically blackexistentially queer and spiritually christian.