Dr Sophia Chirongoma

Dr Sophia Chirongoma is a senior lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe where she teaches Theology and Gender Studies at undergraduate level and she is also the coordinator of the Masters in Religion and Gender program. Sophia is actively involved in advocacy work for women and children’s rights. Her research interests and publications focus on the interface between culture, ecology, religion, health and gender. Sophia is an active member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (the CIRCLE). Currently, she is national coordinator of the Zimbabwean Circle chapter. From 2014-present, Sophia has been the focal person on Culture, Gender justice and Youth Empowerment within the Africa Sustainable Peace Institute for Research and Education (ASPIRE). From 2014-2016, she was also the resource person for the dialogue on faith, culture and gender between the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Young Women’s Christian Association (WYCA).