School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

Lilian Cheelo Siwila

Lilian Cheelo Siwila

Associate Professor

Leadership Role AL: Community Engagement

Discipline Theology


Contact Number 033-260-6485

Campus Pietermaritzburg Campus

Office Address New Arts Building, 108

External Research Profile

Degrees Held

  • PhD,    (Gender and Religion)
  •  MTh,   (Gender and Theology)
  • Honors  (African Theology)
  • HDE     (Education)

Research Interests

  • Gender and Culture
  • African Feminism and Ecclesiology
  • Sexual and reproductive health and its interface with Religion and women.
  • Social and economic trends in contemporary theologies
  • Gender and Liturgy
  • Religion, sacred spaces and ecology

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Christian Doctrines and Ethics
  • Political and Economic Ethics and its relation to Theology
  • Theology, Gender and Empire
  • African feminism ecological and sacred spaces
  • African Initiated Churches and New Pentecostal movements
  • Liturgy in the African context
  • Theory and Method from a gender perspective