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Dr. Nyangweso's Vitae

 

Below are some excerpts from Dr. Mary Nyangweso's curriculum vitae. To view Mary's complete vitae, please view or download the PDF version that includes a complete list of her publications, presentations, and more.

Research

  • Religion, Women, Female Circumcision (Female Genital Mutilation) and HIV/AIDS
  • Religion and Immigrant Women in the USA

Dr. Nyangweso is available to speak on any topic related to women, religion and human rights.

Publications

Female Circumcision: the Interplay between Religion, Gender and Culture in KenyaFemale Circumcision: the Interplay between Religion, Gender and Culture in Kenya, Orbis Books, June, 2007.
Religion and the Rights of African Women in the Age of HIV/AIDS: Illustrations from KenyaReligion and the Rights of African Women in the Age of HIV/AIDS: Illustrations from Kenya, a chapter in a book, Strong Women, Dangerous Times: Gender and HIV/AIDS in Africa, Nova Science Publishers, 2009.
Beyond Facts to Realities: Confronting Realities of Women in Circumcision CommunitiesBeyond Facts to Realities: Confronting Realities of Women in Circumcision Communities, Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 6. No. 2. 2007.
The Vitality of Karamojong Religion: Dying Tradition or Living Faith?The Vitality of Karamojong Religion: Dying Tradition or Living Faith? by Ben Knighton, Book Review, in Africa Today, Vol. 53. No. 2, 2006, 124-125.
Christ's Salvific Message and the Nandi Ritual of Female CircumcisionChrist's Salvific Message and the Nandi Ritual of Female Circumcision, Theological Studies, Vol. 63, No. 3 September 2002. 579-600.
Transformations of Care for the Aged among Africans: A Study of the Kenyan SituationTransformations of Care for the Aged among Africans: A Study of the Kenyan Situation, in Aging and Mental Health, Vol. 2, No. 3 August 1998, 181-185, also published as proceedings in Gerontechnology: A Sustainable Investment in the Future, Technology Informatics 48 eds., J Graafans, V. Taipala, and N. Charness, IOS Press, 1998, 450-455.

Recent Talks

  • Academic Study of Religion and Real Life Experiences: The case of Studying Religion and female Circumcision presented at East Carolina University during the panel on "The Humanities in the Modern United States: Building Bridges from Research to Real Life" held at Starlight, March, 24, 2009.
  • Negotiating Agency, Culture and Religion: A Case of Muslim Women in Kenya paper presented at an annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, held in Chicago, Illinois, November 21-23, 2008.
  • The Vitality of African Religions in Africa/ African Diaspora: Points of Contact abstract for a paper submitted at an annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, held in Chicago, Illinois, November 21-23, 2008.
  • Religion and the Rights of African Women in the Age of HIV/AIDS: Illustrations from Kenya at a Symposium on "Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa" held at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, September 14-15, 2007
  • Religion, the African Concept of the Individual and Human Rights Discourse a paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Washington DC 2006.

Activism Organization

Women's Interfaith Support Organization (WISO) is an interfaith non-profit group whose aim is to promote social justice for women who live in abusive situations. We help women who live with Domestic violence, Rape, Sex Trafficking, Female genital cutting, HIV/AIDS, and other forms of child molestations. We work with religious communities to listen, educate, and identify necessary resources to support those in need of help. We rely heavily on self-funding, workshop fees, grants, and donations to facilitate our goals.

 
   
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