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Religious studies professor receives contract to edit 'Women in Religions' book series

January 20, 2012

Catherine Wessinger, the Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J., Professor of the History of Religions at Loyola University New Orleans, has received a contract from New York University Press to edit the “Women in Religions” series, consisting of eleven volumes written for both classroom assignment and personal reading.

In addition, Wessinger has received a Marquette Fellowship from the university to support her work this summer on the series’ introductory volume, “Theory of Women in Religions.”

Books by other scholars included in the series will be on women in Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache religions, Yoruba religions, Jewish religions, Christian religions, Muslim religions, Hindu religions, Buddhist religions, Chinese religions, Japanese religions and new religions in the West.

Each book will have its own website housed by NYU Press to provide resources for teachers and students.

“I am looking forward to using selected volumes in my own courses,” says Wessinger. “It is my hope that this series will increase the inclusion of information on women in a variety of courses.”

For more information, contact Wessinger at 504-865-3182 or wessing@loyno.edu.

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