Steering Committee

Rose Mary Amenga-Etego

Senior Lecturer
Department for the Study of Religions
University of Ghana
Post Office Box LG66
Legon, Accra




Areas of Specialization

  • Religious Studies with focus in African Indigenous Religions


Areas of Interest

  • African indigenous religions
  • Gender issues in religion and culture
  • Theoretical and methodological issues in African Indigenous Religions


Major Relevant Publications

  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2014). Critiquing African traditional philosophy of chastity. In C. N. Omenyo and E. B. Anum (Eds.), Trajectories of religion in Africa: Essays in honour of John S. Pobee (251-270). Amsterdam/New York, NY: Rodopi.
  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2013, June). Categorization of women and human rights issues. CrossCurrents, 138-147.
  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2013). When tradition and modernity meet: Nankani women at the cross-road. In R. M. Amenga-Etego & M. A. Oduyoye (Eds.), Religion and gender-based violence: West African experience (493-526). Accra: TLSS & Asempa Publishers.
  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2013). Deconstructing sexism and classism in an African society: A challenge to tradition. In L. D. Rhodes, C. T. Gilkes & M. F. Coleman-Tobias (Eds.), If I do what spirit says do: Black women, vocation and community Survival (56-78). Massachusetts: XanEdu Publishing.
  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2012). Same couple, multiple marriage contracts: Christian marriages in contemporary Ghana. Obgomoso Journal of Theology, XVII(3), 133-52.
  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2012, Dec). Marriage without Sex? Same-sex marriages and female identity among the Nankani of northern Ghana. Ghana Bulletin of Theology, New Series (4), 14-37.
  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2012). Gender and Christian spirituality in Africa: A Ghanaian perspective. Journal of Black Theology, 8-27.
  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2012). The interplay of traditional and modern concepts of health. In H. Lauer & K. Anyidoho (Eds.), Reclaiming the human sciences and the humanities through African perspectives (321-330). Accra: Sub Saharan Press.
  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2012). Tribes without rulers? Indigenous systems of governance and sustainable rural governance. In A. Adogame, E. Chitando & B. Bateye (Eds.), African traditions in the study of religion in Africa – An interdisciplinary introduction (119-134). Farnham: Ashgate Publishers.
  • Amenga-Etego, R. M. (2011). Mending the broken pieces: Indigenous religion and sustainable rural development in northern Ghana. Trenton: African World Press.


Other Information of Interest

  • Volunteer, Institute of Women in Religion and Culture, Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Ghana.
  • Local organizer, African and African Diasporan Women in Religion and Theology Consultations, July 2012 and 2014.
  • Ghana Representative, African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR)
  • Member, Circle of Concerned African Women Association