Irene Oh

Irene Oh

Department Chair
Faculty: Associate
Address: 2106 G St. NW
Department of Religion
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-1675
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Ethics, Peace Studies

Irene Oh (C.V.) is Associate Professor of Religion and former director of the Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Program at The George Washington University. She is the author of The Rights of God: Islam, Human Rights, and Comparative Ethics (Georgetown 2007) and is currently working on a book on ethics in the world’s religions. She is the author of numerous articles concerning topics such as Islam and human rights, motherhood and religion, and Asian American identity, and is co-editor-elect of the Journal of Religious Ethics. She teaches Introduction to World Religions (REL 1003), as well as courses on religious ethics and peace and conflict. 

Irene 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 has served on the steering committees for the Comparative Religious Ethics Group and the Human Rights Group of the American Academy of Religion. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College, received MA in Divinity from the University of Chicago, and received a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, she currently resides in Washington, DC, with her husband and two children.