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Georgette Ledgister, Visiting Lecturer on Women’s Studies and African Religions, WSRP Research Associate 2020–21

Video: Gods, Guns, and Girls: Gender, Agency, and Spirituality in a Congolese Rebel Movement

February 24, 2021

As part of the 2020-21 WSRP Lecture Series, Georgette Ledgister (Agnes Scott College), Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and African Religions, gave the lecture, “Gods, Guns, and Girls: Gender, Agency, and Spirituality in a Congolese Rebel Movement.”

While most accounts of war treat women solely as victims of violence, Ledgister's study focuses on a woman who rose to the highest ranks of the Mai-Mai Rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo through a gender-defying engagement with ancestral power. (...

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Women's Studies in Religion Program

WSRP Announces 2020–21 Research Associates

April 9, 2020

Five new Research Associates will join the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at HDS to work on book-length projects during the 2020–21 academic year. By bringing together scholars from different disciplines and research areas, commonalities in religion and gender emerge.

While working on their projects, the WSRP Research Associates teach a one-semester course and deliver a lecture on their research.... Read more about WSRP Announces 2020–21 Research Associates