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Higgs, E.T. (2021) Narrative, Identity, and Ethics in Postcolonial Kenya: The Young Women’s Christian Association. London: Bloomsbury.


Journal articles


Kapinde, S.A., and Higgs, E.T. (2022) ‘Global Anglican Discourse and Women’s Ordination in Kenya: The Controversy in Kirinyaga, 1979–1992, and its Legacy’, Journal of Anglican Studies, 20 (1), pp. 22–39.

Higgs, E.T. (2021) ‘Christianity, Coloniality, and Social Change: Everyday Ethics of the two YWCAs of South Africa’, Religion & Gender, 11 (1): pp. 39–61.

Higgs, E.T. (2020) ‘“We are Christians”: The Shifting Narrative Identity of the Young Women’s Christian Association in Kenya’, ARIA: The Annual Review of Islam in Africa, 17: pp. 59–63.

Higgs, E.T. (2019) ‘From “Imperial Maternalism” to “Matricentrism”: Mothering Ethics in Christian Women’s Voluntarism in Kenya’, African Journal of Gender & Religion, 25 (1): pp. 20–44.

Higgs, E.T. (2015) ‘#JusticeforLiz: Power and Privilege in Digital Transnational Women’s Rights Activism’, Feminist Media Studies, 15 (2): pp. 344–347.


Book chapters


Higgs, E.T. (forthcoming) 'The YWCA in Anglophone Africa', The Oxford Encyclopedia of African History. Oxford: OUP.


Higgs, E.T. (2019) ‘Ethics’, in Stephen E. Gregg & George D. Chryssides (eds), The Bloomsbury Handbook to Studying Christians. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 179–182.

Higgs, E.T. (2017) ‘Postcolonial Feminist Theologies’, in Sîan M. Hawthorne (ed.), Gender: God, Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, pp. 79–93.

Higgs, E.T. (2016) ‘Becoming “Multi-Racial”: The Young Women’s Christian Association in Kenya, 1955–1965’, in Blanche J. Glimps & Theron N. Ford (eds), Gender and Diversity Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 24–50.

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