Oriental Orthodoxy Group


Mariz Tadros, University of Sussex (Brighton, UK)

Mariz Tadros is a professor of politics and development at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Mariz is the director of the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID), a program aiming to make poverty reduction programs more sensitive and responsive to religiously marginalized people.  She is also the PI of the British Academy initiative on heritage repertoires for sustainable development in Egypt and beyond, an initiative that works with young Coptic women and men in Upper Egypt to capitalize on their oral heritage for eliciting positive change in their communities. Among her publications are: Resistance, Revolt, and Gender Justice in EgyptThe Muslim Brotherhood in Contemporary Egypt: Democracy Redefined or Confined?, and Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building an Inclusive Democracy in Contemporary Egypt. Her latest co-edited book with Kenneth Ross and Todd Johnson is Christianity in North Africa and the Middle East.

Roberta Ervine, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary (New York, USA)