Mary Nyangweso, PhD
Dr. Mary Nyangweso is Professor of Religious Studies and the J. Woolard and Helen Peel distinguished Chair in Religious Studies at East Carolina University in North Carolina. Her research specialization is religion, gender, human rights, African religions, religion and sexuality. A graduate of Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta GA, and Drew University in Madison N.J. where she trained as a sociologist, ethicist and theologian. She is the author of Female Genital Cutting: Mutilation or Cultural Right? (Praeger, 2014), Female Circumcision: The Interplay Between Religion, Gender and Culture in Kenya (Orbis Maryknoll, New York: 2007) and co-author of Religion, Gender-Based Violence, Immigration, and Human Rights, (Routledge, 2019) and editor of World Religion in the Global World (Cognella, 2020).
Religion, gender, human rights, African religions, religion and sexuality