Elizabeth Agnew

Ball State University
Elizabeth N. Agnew (she/her) is professor of religious studies and director of women's and gender studies at Ball State University. Her work focuses on modern American religious diversity, religion and social ethics, and peace studies. Her book, From Charity to Social Work: Mary E. Richmond and the Creation of an American Profession (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004), was named a 2005 Choice Outstanding Academic Title. More recent articles are in Soundings, Teaching Theology and Religion, Peace & Change, and Oral History Review. Prior to the pandemic, she facilitated a student oral history project with Muslims living in Muncie, IN, in partnership with the Islamic Center of Muncie. She has an interest in community oral history, and oral history as a form of reparative listening.


Regions Available for Work

Purpose of Contact

  • I am available to answer questions, or provide mentorship to other oral historians
  • I am available to collaborate - on research, community projects, artistic endeavors, or other joint undertakings with peers
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