Professor Mary Jo Neitz holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. She teaches in the Department of Women’s and Gender studies at the University of Missouri.

Her work includes book chapters on gender and religion, such as “Dis/Location Engaging Feminist Inquiry in the Sociology of Religion” (2003), “Queering the Dragonfest: Changing Sexualities in a Post-Patriarchal religion’ (2000), and “Gender and Culture: Challenges to the Sociology of Religion” (2004).