Christel J. Manning, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Manning was born in southern California and raised in Germany. She has travelled all over Europe and the United States and more recently India. She currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and daughter. Manning rows crew with the New Haven Rowing Club, a sport she picked up after bad knees put an end to her love of running. She is also an enthusiastic hockey mom, and avid gardener and an active member of the local environmentalist community.
Degrees and Certifications
- Doctorate and Masters degree in Religious Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara
She teaches the introductory course in Religious Studies, as well as electives on women in world religions, religion and sexuality, cults and sects, and Eastern religions.
Research Interests & Grants
Her research areas include the intersection of religion, gender, and sexuality; the sociology of new or marginal religious movements; and, most recently, the study of those unaffiliated with religion.
Publications and Presentations
- Sex & Religion, with Phil Zuckerman (Wadsworth 2005)
- God Gave us the Right: Conservative Catholic, Evangelical Protestant and Orthodox Jewish Grapple with Feminism (Rutgers University, 1999)