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Buddhist Studies | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


In today’s world, people access knowledge instantaneously on Internet-connected devices such as laptops, smartphones, and smart televisions. We can ask Siri and Alexa any question imaginable while driving or cooking a meal. The source for this readily accessible information is a changing array of digital, tertiary knowledge-sharing platforms. The day-to-day decisions we make, along with our opinions and views of the world, are shaped by the knowledge we glean from these sources. Bias exists on these digital platforms and matters, especially to underrepresented and oppressed populations, such as women and people of color. This volume attends to bias in knowledge presented and produced about noteworthy women academics important to the study and practice of the world’s religious, spiritual, and wisdom traditions. Its biographers seek to create inclusive historical narratives about women who are notable ii Challenging Bias against Women Academics in Religion producers of knowledge but conspicuously absent as biographical subjects across the spectrum of easily accessible tertiary knowledge- sharing platforms.


Table of Contents

Creating Inclusive Biographical Narratives | i

Carolyn Tennant | 1

Mary Burt Messer | 19

Isabel Apawo Phiri |45

Stephanie Y. Mitchem | 79

Traci C. West |105

Chanequa Walker-Barnes | 125

Mary Milligan, RSHM, STD | 145

Paula Kane Robinson Arai | 177

Agustina Luvis Núñez | 209

Greer Anne Wenh-In Ng | 225

Contributors | 235


Original Publication Information:

Hartung, C. (Ed.). (2021). Challenging Bias against Women Academics in Religion. Alta.