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Dr Eleanor Tiplady Higgs
Lecturer in Sociology

Marie Jahoda 201


I am an interdisciplinary feminist scholar in humanities and social sciences.

After completing my PhD I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at University of Cape Town. I joined Brunel in September 2021.


  • 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, 21st Century Media-Bodies, Gender, Sexuality and Feminism (2023-24).

Co-organiser of SPS Decolonising Coalition [email]

Open days coordinator for Sociology, Media & Communication

Newest selected publications

Higgs, ET. (2024) 'The YWCA of the USA ‘In Service for the Girls of the World’, 1947–1985'. Women's Studies International Forum, 105. pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 0277-5395 Open Access Link

Journal article

Higgs, E. (2024) 'The Young Women’s Christian Association in Anglophone Africa', in Spear, T. (ed.) The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. New York : Oxford University Press.

Book chapter

Kapinde, SA. and Higgs, ET. (2022) '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. 22 - 39. ISSN: 1740-3553

Journal article

Higgs, ET. (2021) 'Narrative, Identity and Ethics in Postcolonial Kenya The Young Women’s Christian Association'. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISSN 10: 1-350-12982-8 ISSN 13: 978-1-350-12980-1


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

Journal article
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