M Christian Green

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M Christian Green
  • Role: Senior Fellow, Visiting Fellow
  • Education: JD/MTS, Emory University; PhD University of Chicago
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Alonzo McDonald Family Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow , Emory University School of Law

M. Christian Green's research interests include law and religion, human rights, feminism and the family, bioethics, and religion and international affairs. She has been a researcher for the Religion, Culture, and Family Project at the University of Chicago, the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics in Chicago, and the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory, and has taught in the areas of religion and ethics at DePaul University, Harvard Divinity School, and the Candler School of Theology at Emory.  A visiting research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, during the 2010-2011 academic year, she is currently religion book review editor for the Journal of Law and Religion, editor of the website “Shari’a, Family, and Democracy in Nigeria and Beyond,” and is currently writing on religion and human rights, law and religion in Africa, feminism and third generation human rights, and the ethics of bystanders and humanitarians.

Research Projects

Publications & Lectures


  • "Emory International Law Review," Emory International Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2011)
  • "Religion, Family Law, and Recognition of Identity in Nigeria ," Emory International Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2011): 945-966
  • "Religious Freedom, Democracy, and International Human Rights," Emory International Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2009)
  • "Symposium, 'The Foundations and Future of Law, Religion and Human Rights in Africa'," African Human Rights Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2008): 625
  • "Between Vulnerability and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Status and Value of Children ," Journal of Religion, Vol. 86 (2006): 658-68
  • "The Matrioshka Strategy: U.S. Evasion of the Spirit of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights," South African Journal on Human Rights, Vol. 10 (1994): 357-71



  • "From Saint Martha to Hurricane Katrina" in A Feminst Theopolitical Ethic of Hospitality
  • "Feminism, Faith, and Human Rights in the ‘Third Generation'" in Feminism, Law, and Religion Forthcoming
  • "Religious Dimensions of Rights," in Oxford Handbook on Human Rights Law Forthcoming
  • "Internet Resource Guide to Religion and World Affairs" in Rethinking Religion and World Affairs
  • "Religious Freedom, Democracy, and International Law, " in Rethinking Religion and World Affairs
  • "Christianity and the Rights of Women" in Christianity and Human Rights: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2011
  • "Religion, Human Rights, and International Law" in Handbook on Religion and World Affairs
  • "Fatherhood, Feminism, and Family Altruism" in The Equal-Regard Family and its Friendly Critics: Don Browning and the Practical Theological Ethics of the Family, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007
  • "The American Constitutional Experiment in Religious Human Rights:The Perennial Search for Principles" in Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Legal Perspectives

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