About

Michèle Sigg is the Associate Director of the Dictionary of African Christian Biography (DACB.org) and Managing Editor of the Journal of African Christian Biography, available online at https://dacb.org/news/journal/. Her research focuses on African and European Christian history, women in world Christianity, and renewal movements. Her dissertation examined the work of women in nineteenth century French Protestantism and missions. Her master’s thesis was a study of the role of women in an indigenous revival movement in Madagascar known as the Fifohazana. The DACB, founded in 1995, is an international collaborative digital project documenting the history of Christianity in Africa. The over 2,500 biographies currently on the site represent only a fraction of the leading figures of African Christianity. Among these, women are underrepresented even though they make up the majority of church membership.

 

Education

PhD, Boston University
MA, University of Pennsylvania,
MTh in World Christianity, Africa International University/NEGST in Nairobi, Kenya

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