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Department of Religion
Washington, District Of Columbia
Areas of Expertise
Ethics, Peace Studies
Irene Oh (Koukios) (C.V.) graduated from Swarthmore College with a major in Religion and minors in German and Philosophy. After earning an MA in Divinity from the University of Chicago, she received a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. She is the author of The Rights of God: Islam, Human Rights, and Comparative Ethics (Georgetown 2007) and is currently working on a book about the ethics of motherhood. In 2009, she joined the Religion Department at GWU, where she teaches courses in ethics and directs the Peace Studies program.
She has been elected to the board of the Society of Christian Ethics, is a founding member of the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics, and serves on the steering committee for the Comparative Religious Ethics Group of the American Academy of Religion.