Mary Churchill teaches in American Multicultural Studies, Native American Studies, and Women’s and Gender 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. Mary serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. She is a former co-chair of the Women and Religion program unit and the Native Traditions in the Americas program unit of the American Academy of Religion.
Ph.D. Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997