About Isabel Mukonyora, Ph.D.

Isabel Mukonyora is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Western Kentucky University. She teaches Introduction to Religion; Aspects of Christian History and Thought; Christianity in Africa, Women and Religion, Religion and Ecology and sometimes the Theory and Method Class for graduate students. Most of Isabel Mukonyora's publications come from a variety of research projects on the role of religion in postcolonial Africa. She is currently working on a book examining the public role of Christianity in shaping attitudes to the environment, African religions, and nature in colonial central and southern Africa.


Present Associate Professor, Western Kentucky University



Research Interests

Early and Modern History of Christian Thought, Globalization, Colonialism and Sustainability, Old and New African Religions, and Women, Religion and Ecology

Honors and Awards

  • WKU Summer Research Scholarship 2009
  • WKU PCAL Faculty Research Grant, 2013
  • WKU Regular Faculty Scholar 2006/7, Western Scholar Fall 2006; Junior Scholarship Award 2004/5
  • Carter G Woodson Postdoctoral Fellow 2001-2002 at University of Virginia
  • "O" Visa - US Immigration and Justice Department 2002
  • Senior Fulbright Scholar 2000-2001 at University of Virignia
  • British Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Oxford, England 1992-1995


Contact Information

Philosophy and Religion Department
Cherry Hall 319a
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights
Bowling Green
KY 42101
Phone: 270-745-5754
Fax: 270-745-5261


Books (2)

Selected Chapters of Books (4)

Selected Articles in Journals (4)

Other (1)