Mary Churchill teaches in Women’s and Gender Studies, American Multicultural Studies, and Native American Studies at SSU. She earned her Ph.D. in 1997 in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in American Indian religious traditions and women and religion. She has also been on the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion,and American Indian Quarterly as well as in Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions and Reading Native American Women: Critical/Creative Representations. In 2001 she was postdoctoral fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. A former co-chair of the Women and Religion program unit of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), she now co-chairs the AAR Native Traditions in the Americas program unit.
Ph.D. Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997