Michèle Sigg graduated from Boston University with a Ph.D. in History of Christianity, specializing in world Christianity. Her work focuses on African Christianity and women in global Christianity. Her interest in this field is rooted in her experience as a child of missionaries in France. However, it became more intentional when she joined the work of the Dictionary of African Christian Biography (www.DACB.org). The DACB is an online database of biographical accounts that document the origins and growth of Christianity on the continent of Africa. She is currently the Associate Director of the project.
Michèle’s dissertation entitled “‘L’influence des femmes’ [The influence of women]: Women, Evangelical Protestantism, and Mission in Nineteenth Century France,” focused on the work of women in the genesis of the Protestant missionary movement in France and in the first mission field of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society, Lesotho. She has published several articles, including “Carrying Living Water for the Healing of God’s People: Women Leaders in the Fifohazana Revival and the Reformed Church in Madagascar” in Studies in World Christianity (2014) and a chapter in African Christian Biography: Stories, Lives, and Challenges entitled “Pointillist History and the Essential Role of Biography in the Dictionary of African Christian Biography” (Cluster, 2018).
Michèle lives in New Haven with her husband, Sam, and their three children.