I am an interdisciplinary feminist scholar in the humanities. After completing my PhD in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London in 2018, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at University of Cape Town, South Africa, from 2018 to 2020. In 2020-21 was an International Fellow of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, in the 'Moralities' research section. My first monograph Narrative, Identity and Ethics in Postcolonial Kenya The Young Women’s Christian Association was published by Bloomsbury Academic in July 2021.
I am currently in Accra, Ghana as Junior Fellow of Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) at the University of Ghana.
- BA (Hons) Philosophy and Theology/Religious Studies, University of Greenwich
- MSc Global Ethics, University of Birmingham
- PhD Gender Studies, SOAS University of London
Module leader - 'Bodies & Society', 'Making Sense of Culture & Society', and '21st Century Media Bodies'.
Co-organiser for SPS Decolonising Coalition
Open days coordinator for Sociology, Communications & Media
Newest selected publications
Higgs, ET. (2021) 'Narrative, Identity and Ethics in Postcolonial Kenya The Young Women’s Christian Association'. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISSN 10: 1350129801 ISSN 13: 9781350129801
Higgs, E. (2021) 'Christianity, Coloniality, and Social Change: Everyday Ethics of the Two YWCAs of South Africa'. Religion and Gender, 11 (1). pp. 39 - 61. ISSN: 1878-5417
Kapinde, SA. and Higgs, ET. (2021) 'Global Anglican Discourse and Women’s Ordination in Kenya: The Controversy in Kirinyaga, 1979–1992, and its Legacy'. Journal of Anglican Studies, 20 (1). pp. 1 - 18. ISSN: 1740-3553
Higgs, ET. (2020) 'Ethics', inThe Bloomsbury Handbook to Studying Christians. Bloomsbury Academic.
Higgs, E. (2019) 'FROM “IMPERIAL MATERNALISM” TO “MATRI-CENTRISM:” MOTHERING ETHICS IN CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S VOLUNTARISM IN KENYA'. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF GENDER AND RELIGION, 25 (1). pp. 20 - 44.