Gina’s scholarship is interdisciplinary in nature, intersecting history, sociology, and world Christianity.
She was just named one of the BBC’s 100 most influential and inspiring women of 2019 for her work in studying religious statistics, and, in particular, the female future of religion worldwide. For her talk in Delhi, India (October 22, 2019), please click here. Her segment begins around 56:27.
Gina is a scholar of the history of mission and world Christianity. She holds a Ph.D. from Boston University School of Theology (Boston, MA) where she studied under the direction of Dana Robert. Her dissertation was on the role of quantification in the development of world Christianity, specifically through the work of Anglican missionary to Kenya, David B. Barrett.
Gina is also a demographer of religion and studies every religion in every country of the world in the past, present, and future. She is Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA) as well as Visiting Research Fellow at Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, founded by sociologist Peter Berger.