I am interested in the study of Christianity and Christian institutions in anglophone Africa from a feminist and decolonial point of view, with particular attention to the ways Christian women negotiate and apply ethics their everyday lives. My PhD research focused on this through a study of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Kenya, and I have since expanded the scope of my research to encompass the World YWCA, and the YWCA in South Africa.
I continued to work on issues connected to Christianity, gender, and feminism in the YWCA during my fellowship at the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) at the University of Ghana, Legon in summer 2022.
Feminist theory, gender studies, institutional ethnography, narrative, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), decolonial theory, ethics, Christianities in Anglophone Africa
Research grants and projects
Funder: The Maria Sibylla Merian Centres Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (grant n° [01 UK2024A]), and the University of Ghana
Duration: May 2022 - July 2022
Junior Fellow, Merian Institute for Advanced Study in Africa (MIASA), University of Ghana, Legon